Metrics-driven leadership is now the default. Leaders set numerical goals in an attempt to solve every problem from struggling schools to flagging sales. But the problem with metrics-driven leadership is that it doesn’t work.
For at least 20 years, maybe 25, Mama planned her home-going to heaven. Not a week – and sometimes not a day – went by when she did not use her impending date with mortality in some way.
The early part of our lives seems to drag. Christmas and birthdays are too slow to come and are the only days that pass too quickly. High school math class is a preview of eternity and a week of being grounded for some teenage infraction feels like six months.
Welcome to another edition of “Stupid things I have said.” Once again, I find myself severely limited in terms of space, but if you want to read every one of the stupid things I said over the past year, you can find all my columns online in the Gwinnett Daily Post archives.
The reason a life of endless to do’s feels hollow, is not because there’s too much to do, it’s because it none of it is emotionally satisfying. Without meaning, or connection, life is flat. The secret to making your life happier is sometimes as simple as a shift in perspective.
Slavs have made their mark on American History, and I think we deserve our own month.
Time was, being a published author was quite an accomplishment. But today, though I commend anyone who has the self discipline to sit down and string together tens of thousands of words, anyone with $400 to spare can get anything into print.
As the new year approaches, I’d like to take a minute and reflect on the lives of three people who impacted me deeply.
Last week, in the first installment of this two-part series aimed at married guys, I talked about three things any good wife wants.
The organizations that challenge long-standing business models on behalf of improving life for the customers not only generate more good will, they have a strategic advantage because they create the new marketplace.
I wonder if maybe it would count for something if everyone just tried to believe in love?
A couple of months ago, I wrote a pair of columns aimed at married women about “what your husband really wants.” This time around, in the interests of fairness, balance, and gender equity, I’d like to address the husbands.
There aren’t many things that thrill me as much as getting and enjoying my Christmas tree.
It seems like the world is getting worse. Only it’s not.
What happens to a free society when those charged with uncovering truth decide instead that advancing a cause, however dubious, is more important?
Health and Wellness
- Weekly restaurant health inspections for March 2
- Cancer hospital fires back in fight over legislation
- HEALTH BRIEFS: Sports Medicine South wins excellence award
- Medical cannabis bill clears House panel
- Weekly restaurant health inspections for Feb. 22
- Exchange enrollment soars past half a million
- HEALTH BRIEFS: GA-PCOM honors retiring simulated patient actor
- Weekly restaurant health inspections for Feb. 16
- GA-PCOM students give to under-served clinics
- HEALTH BRIEFS: Inaugural nurse residency class gets started at Eastside
Home and Garden
- DALY: Preparing your lawn for the growing season
- DALY: Proper pruning of roses keeps them healthy and attractive
- DALY: Composting turns trash into treasure
- DALY: February is the time to prune fruit trees
- Landmark floral shop blooms a fresh, new look | VIDEO | PHOTOS
- North Atlanta Home Show brings experts and deals to Gwinnett Center
- DALY: Native azaleas color the spring landscape
- DALY: Keeping troublesome pests out of your home
- DALY: If given proper care, apple trees will produce abundantly
- DALY: Ferns are attractive plants that thrive in the shade
- BUCK'S BYTES: Simple tech is often good tech
- BUCK'S BYTES: Should electrical wiring, lights still be so old school?