Properly Optimistic Professionalism

Dr. Dale Henry POP

Let’s have a good POP’s Day! Some of us call them Dad, Father, Daddy, Step Dad, Pop, or just the guy in the lousy PJs. No matter the handle, we’ve got to give the guys their due! Dads get their day, and it’s coming fast. If you are expecting a nostalgic, tear-jerking, heart-tugging blog, you’re […]

The Lost Art of Getting it Done Without Going Too Deep

Many years ago, in a place far, far away, there was a boy raised by two families. Ok, scratch that. It sounds too much like the beginning of a Star Wars movie. I was a blessed child. I would get up every morning and have breakfast at my house. I’m not talking about cereal and […]

Cow Paths, Sidewalks, and Leadership

Growing up in East Tennessee, I had the advantage or disadvantage—depending on your point of view—of spending a lot of my time playing on and around the farm. (The disadvantage comes in if you don’t watch where you are walking!) We leased some acreage next to our farm for our dairy and beef cows. One […]

Personal and Professional Development: Two Things That Never Change!

Professional Development Dr. Dale Henry

Sitting at the phone charging counter at Houston Hobby Airport, I was talking to my oldest granddaughter Kayleigh Peyton (Yes, I love football.  How’d you know?) when a young man sitting next to me asked, “Was that your daughter?” I smiled and said, “No, that was my oldest granddaughter; I have six.”  He replied, “Congratulations!” […]

Waiting For Your Ship To Come In? Send A Few Out

Dr. Dale Henry Waiting For Ship

If you are waiting for your ship to come in, then you might want to send a few out… Otis Redding said it best, “Sittin’ on the dock of the bay, wastin’ time!” Nothing, I repeat nothing, ever happens until you take action. So, why are people so stubborn when it comes to the action […]

Customer Service: Where Do You Want The Water?

Customer Service

Water will rise no higher than its source! That is an axiom that requires no additional explanation. The question might be, “Where do you want the water?” My expectation of service and someone else’s expectation are quite different. It’s a sliding scale loaded with traps and snares. I normally like to traditionally take the high […]

Sustainable Leadership

Sustainable Leadership

Ok, I know I can’t possibly be the only person on the planet who gets confused when it comes to throwing trash away in the new recycle-friendly trash cans. Going green and keeping an eye toward sustainability has always been of great interest to me. I’m from the south, and we recycle everything (more accurately […]

Move Over, Wheaties™! Culture is the New “Breakfast of Champions”!

Dr Dale Henry Culture

If you watch people long enough, you will either be inspired or confused or both. Let’s face it, sometimes what makes us tick defies explanation. I have three grandsons, and I wanted to recreate for them memories that made me smile when I was a boy. So, I decided to build them a tree house. […]

Simple Life

Dr. Dale Simple Life

The stuff we remember—the stuff that makes a life well lived—is the simple things… Earlier today I was sitting in the Nashville airport after an HCA Conference presentation. A guy in the bar near me was playing an old Tom T. Hall song, “Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine.” It is a song I’m quite […]

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