Category Archives: empowerment

We’ve Gone Nose, Ear, and Thought Blind!

Dr. Dale Nose Ear Thought Blind

I love a clever turn of phrase, and Febreze has hit a home run with their nose-blind commercial. It makes perfect sense that what is familiar to us, something we’ve grown accustomed to, sticks out like a sore thumb; or, more appropriately, a stinky smell to others. During the holidays several years ago, my child bride […]

Going Down for the Count

Dr. Dale Henry Going Down for the Count

I’m a glass half-full guy! I figured it this way—you can’t fix something until it’s broken. If it doesn’t break, well, we can evaluate it and improve the process. My starter wife, Debra (my first and only wife), has a beautiful weeping cherry tree in the center island at our home. I call it Debra’s […]

If First You Don’t Succeed, You Haven’t Failed Enough!

If at first you don't succeed, you haven't failed enough.

As a humorist, I want to clear up a very important misconception: I am not a motivational speaker. I drive high content through laughter and use stories to help make the point; but, truthfully, you have to motivate yourself. It’s a proven fact that we retain things longer if they make us laugh, because it […]

Shazam – It Ain’t Rocket Science

Well, it’s road trip time. Every month or so, my wife and I love to do a road trip. So we load up our 24 foot Mercedes Sprinter, and off we go. Last week, while driving through Arkansas, we hit one humdinger of a thunder storm, and, of course, it had to be at night. […]

The Duh Syndrome: Differentiating Us Hillbillies

The Duh Syndrome

This is the second installation of things that people say to their customers that sticks in my craw. Every now and then I get surprised. I’m not talking about getting a present from that great aunt who died ten years ago. I’m talking about stuff that happens that you weren’t quite expecting it. They fall […]

Nothing Wrong with Getting Older—It’s a Perspective Thing

Nothing Wrong with Getting Old

There is something rewarding about getting older. You can surprise people! First, you can surprise them with stuff they don’t know. For example, I checked into a hotel for a presentation the following day. My typical first question upon checking in is, “Where is my organization meeting?” I looked at the clerk and began to […]

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 […]

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!” […]

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