April 2011 Posts

Be Flexible to Retain Top Talent

So, when you talk about flexibility, one of the first things that it is important to acknowledge is that it doesn’t work for every company. Manufacturing companies have to have people on the floor at certain hours. People who work […]

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Why Your CEO Wants You To Be Fearless Now

Now is the time when those who can make something up out of thin air will thrive. Are you comfortable being uncomfortable? That’s one definition of fearlessness, according to Adam Bryant, author of Corner Office, who identified fearlessness as one of the five traits CEOs look for in those they hire and promote. In last week’s post, I promised to elaborate on why we at Tribe believe fearlessness is the most important of those traits right now.

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Spirit of The Tide

It’s hard to believe the path of destruction a tornado can leave behind. Yesterday, an EF-5 tornado hit my old college town of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. I graduated from the University in December and have a ton of friends that still […]

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My Chucks

I have a theory that my creativity is directly linked to the comfort level of my outfit that day. And, being a chick, comfort starts with my feet. Sometimes if I know a creative apocalypse is headed my way (and […]

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Inspired by Junior’s Backwards “a”

My son, Wyatt IV, is four years old, and a student in Pre-K. Last night, I reviewed his homework, which consists of recognizing sight words, coloring, memorizing Bible scriptures, and writing his first and last name (perhaps too much work […]

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5 Traits CEOs Say You Need to Succeed — And Why the Fifth One Is Most Important Right Now

In his new book “Corner Office,” Adam Bryant explores the common factors of success he’s gleaned from over 70 CEOs interviewed for his biweekly column by the same name in The New York Times. Each of Bryant’s columns have focused on one top executive and their answers to questions ranging from “What do you look for when you hire?” to “How do you build a strong culture?”

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Sports Make Life Better

When it comes to sports, would you rather play or watch?  Is winning always that important or are you just looking for a way to meet new people? Here in Atlanta there are leagues all over the city that play […]

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Are You Ready to Lead?

CNN.com ran an interesting article this morning about a new Career Builder survey, reporting that one in four managers said they were not ready to become a leader when they started supervising others. I have never known anyone who felt […]

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Leadership Best Practices: Be A Chicken!

I have nine chickens, supposedly for the purpose of laying eggs (you can see a few of them in the photo with my husband). I say “supposedly” because I’ve become so attached to them that I don’t really care howproductive […]

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Can You Be A Better Leader by Taking One Day a Week to Work at Home — Or To Not Work At All?

At many of our client companies, we see people at high levels working painfully long hours. Part of that seems to be a hangover from the recession, in that they’ve lost head count and have fewer people to get the […]

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