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Better Ingredients. Better Pizza. Better Keep Your Yap Shut?

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on Wednesday, 17 January 2018
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Papa John’s Pizza founder John Schnatter really stepped in it. Like a footprint in the middle of an extra-large pepperoni, his “mistake” was too visible, too easy to criticize for those who wanted to make it a big deal.

 

Schnatter was frustrated, and understandably so. Papa John’s had invested heavily in its partnership with the National Football League, 23 individual teams, and its association with NFL players like J.J. Watt and Peyton Manning. The pizza chain had poured money into game-day advertising. Yet, since December of last year when San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand during the national anthem, and stated, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Papa John’s sales had slowed, and its share price was down roughly 30%.

 

So during the November 1 earnings call, Schnatter got real. He blamed NFL leadership for “not resolving the current debacle” and said it “has hurt Papa John’s shareholders.”

 

“Leadership starts at the top,” Schnatter stated. “And this is an example of poor leadership.”

 

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A Simple Act

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on Thursday, 14 December 2017
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A friend of mine who lives in the Midwest called me yesterday. From the tone of his voice I knew that this normally upbeat real estate agent wasn’t himself.

 

Jim started out by saying he’d been working with a client, a middle-aged lady named Susan, who was going to purchase a home and move into it with her sister Beth. The three of them had been viewing houses for several weeks, and were quickly becoming friends. Susan was bright, kind, sarcastic, funny, loyal, and appreciative of the time that Jim was spending with her. She was the perfect client. For Jim, going to see property with the two of them was more than pleasant; it was fun.

 

Last week Jim emailed Susan about seeing a new property that had just hit the market. Susan didn’t reply. (She had mentioned that December was an incredibly busy time at work.) Then Jim texted her on Monday with a comment that was sure to trigger a quick-witted response. Again, no reply.

 

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For Every One Scumbag Out There...

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on Monday, 09 October 2017
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It’s been a week since 58 people were murdered in my community. They were shot like fish in a barrel in Las Vegas at the Route 91 Harvest festival…killed by someone who was consumed by evil and who had prepared well in advance to take as many lives as possible.

 

I still can’t wrap my head around the horror and the darkness of the events last Sunday.

 

Las Vegas is my community. My wife Deborah and I have lived here for 17 years. I’ve driven by the Mandalay Bay Resort a thousand times, always imagining the great dining, the gaming and the fun being had by guests from all over the world. But that’s not what will fill my thoughts the next time I travel past it. I’ll be thinking about the victims: the fun-loving crowd of country music fans who went to sing, dance and clap to the talents of their favorite artists, but in the end, were witnesses to a mass execution.

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A Strand in the Web of Life

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on Monday, 26 June 2017
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I grew up in some of the most beautiful, awe-inspiring country on earth in America’s Northwest. I doubt there are many people who have a greater appreciation for protecting the environment than I do.

 

So, when President Trump withdrew from the Paris Climate Accord a couple of weeks ago, and the media went nuts (surprise, surprise), I thought back to my college days in Corvallis, Oregon. Back then, the Willamette River smelled so bad, you didn’t even want to get close to it. Today, you can drink straight out of it.

 

The fact is, the United States is already a global leader in maintaining a clean environment and setting greenhouse gas emission standards. Our nation doesn’t need to turn over trillions in taxpayer dollars as payola for other nations to “agree” in principle to reduce emissions – while China and India continue to treat the environment as their personal toilet in order to produce cheap goods that undermine the US economy.

 

President Trump was right when he called the Paris Agreement a bad deal that imposes financial and economic burdens on the American people. That opinion shouldn’t brand me as being anti-environment, though for some, it certainly will.

 

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What a D This Guy Is.

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on Monday, 27 March 2017
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I’d just finished a speaking engagement to a terrific HOA group, and was having dinner with a couple of the seminar attendees. The presentation on communication, one of my favorites, was entitled How to Make Your Words Count, and the dinner chat was a continuation of that theme.

 

One of my companions shared a story about his former boss, a relationship-challenged gentleman who decided it was a good idea to have all of his employees take the DISC personal assessment. The DISC tool uses four different behavioral categories (Dominance-D, Influence-I, Steadiness-S and Conscientiousness-C) to identify an individual’s natural and adapted behaviors. While the assessment was initially created for enhanced self-awareness, today it’s often used to help evaluate job candidates by shedding light on how their personality type might fit within an organization or how an individual might perform in a certain role.

 

So, the boss man instructed his team to take the DISC assessment. He informed them that they would be sharing the results of their assessments in a group meeting – with the stated goal of better communication through greater understanding.

 

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