Category Archives: positivity

Missed It by That Much

If you were a child in the ’60s, this was a phrase that you heard Maxwell Smart, or Agent 86, use quite often in the series Get Smart. I can still hear Max say, “Missed it by that much” as he held two fingers close together. In leadership, there is not a great deal of […]

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 […]

A 37,000-foot View

Dr Dale Henry 37000 foot view

Today, I’m flying from San Francisco, California to Bentonville, Arkansas. These two cities have very little in common and, one might add, are in different universes. Ironically, it is a nonstop flight! As a southern humorist and presenter, I can automatically dial my southernness up or down. Let me explain… In San Francisco in front […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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