Category Archives: empowerment

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!” […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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