God Only Knows What I’d be Without You

June 22, 2017

Could it be true that 8 simple words unlock the secret to our existence?

Can 8 words remind us of who we are, and set us free?

Is it possible that 8 words are all it takes to tell someone how much you really love them?

Best of all, can 8 simple words express eternal gratitude?

Can 8 words truly come together to represent the perfect series, the perfect sequence, and the perfect rhythm?…


A Warriors Win: Luck or Leadership?

June 15, 2017

In just a few short hours, the Golden State Warriors will take to the streets of Oakland to celebrate their Finals win over the Cleveland Cavaliers amongst friends, family, and millions of devoted fans. Before we get to the well-deserved celebration, let’s talk about how they got there.

The Warriors met the Cavs for a Final series rematch in Oakland with a chip on their shoulder after blowing a 3-1 lead last year and losing the Finals Championship (heartbreaking)….


10 Reasons Why She’s the Greatest Woman I’ve Ever Known

June 8, 2017

This week’s Conversation is more serious than usual, but one that is special to me.

Most of you know, I recently lost my mother-in-law. As sad as it was to see an incredible woman go, it was also a celebration of her life!

Watch this video and start thinking about:

10 Reasons…

10. Loved God. Loved people.

9. Family first.

8. Served people.



Best and Brightest | Who Makes the Cut?

June 1, 2017

There’s a lot companies can do to get recognized as the #BestAndBrightest in their city: from team outings, to happy hours, and to attending sporting events, but what is it that truly makes a company deserving of this title?


Not even a month into my own personal adventure at 3Ci, it was apparent to me that they had their culture so well developed that I could fit right in, right away. You always hear about companies feeling like one big family and everyone getting along, but at the end of the day, is truly lived out?…


Transitions and the Last Monday in May

May 25, 2017

Summer is finally here.

For some of us it came a little early, but for our friends up north; it could not have come soon enough.

Funny thing, it came. It always does, because that’s just how things work.

Seasons are one of the few guarantees we have in life. Spring leads to summer, as does the autumn lead to winter. Days become nights, nights become days, and off we go, one transition after another….


Motivated by Grace | 3 Things Every Leader Must Do to Create Loyalty

May 18, 2017

Did you ever notice that the greatest among us tend to be last in line? Not because they are too busy to be there when the dinner bell rings, but because they are full of grace.

Grace is the highway that links the head to the heart.

Grace gives great leaders the fuel they need to do what they do best.

Grace is about serving others.

People ask me all the time to break down the proven processes of great leaders, and I always point out that it starts from within….

When Will Atlas Ever Shrug?

April 11, 2017

Over a decade ago, we began to study the world’s elite 1%. These were people who were different from the crowd, and who represented the tip of the organizational bell curve.

We traveled the globe to study the worlds best and brightest. The standouts that changed their world and those around them. We looked in every nook and corner of the world to discover his or her secret. We worked from sun-up till sun-down over 24 time zones and 5+ years….


When You’re This Good, You Don’t Need A Brand (Yeah, But What Would Bobby Say?)

April 6, 2017

Azaleas, Dogwoods, and Jonquils.

Shorts, sundresses, and pretty girls.

Pimento cheese, Coca Cola, and pecan pie.

Springtime in Georgia can only mean one thing…

The Masters!

The greatest sports and marketing event of all time is once again upon us.

It is an event unlike any other. Founded on tradition, passion, and a desire to succeed, Augusta National hosts the world’s greatest sporting event every year.

Best of all they do it on their own terms….


Underdogs, Ice Packs and Playing in the Trees

March 31, 2017

Everyone seems to think the College basketball season “begins” and ends in March (well, technically April).

That’s strange considering the season tip off occurred last fall, but people just got around to noticing it.

It’s easy to do, with names like “Sweet 16”, Elite 8”, and “Final Four”, who wouldn’t want to be a part of it?

Even Warren Buffet gets into it. He presumably once had a contest where whoever picks the perfect bracket wins $1 billion….


When Bubbles Collide

March 23, 2017

If you missed the world news this week, you missed a lot.

More terror in the UK, a new look for the US politics, and more and more nationalization.

Normally, events like this are considered “outside” of our bubble, but sometimes we need to step back and take a look.

We all know it is best to stay inside your own bubble. This means focusing on what you can control, and above all, blocking out the negative “noise” that comes in from the rest of the world….