Let the Music Play

Love music? Share it with your team I have a dock in my office for my iPad and iPhone. Most of the time it is quietly charging my “must-have” devices. However, one morning I decided to listen to some music. So I launched the Pandora app, chose “Journey Radio” and turned up the volume just a little. That’s when it …

The right trade association can make all the difference

by David Specht More than a decade ago, America experienced the worst natural disaster in its history. When Hurricane Katrina came ashore just east of New Orleans, it left an unprecedented amount of damage in its path. Just when we thought the worst was over, levees broke along Lake Ponchartrain, flooding New Orleans and many of the surrounding communities.  Even today, …

It’s The Relationship, Stupid

I recently had the opportunity to visit with a colleague from another industry. Our discussion was lively and informative. We talked about everything from the changing markets in our respective industries to the lack of branding some areas have. As the discussion went along, I made the statement, “There is just no substitute for relationship.” [Tweet “”There is just no …

3 Lessons I Learned In Jail

A few years ago, I had the privilege of taking part in a prison ministry event. A close friend of mine had been conducting seminars for inmates who are getting relatively close to the completion of their sentences. The seminars are geared to help inmates become acclimated to life on the “outside.” Many who have been incarcerated end up back …