It's Not What You Say

I'm always quoting my Mom & Dad. There's one thing my Mom has said to me over and over my entire life. "It's not what you say, it's how you say it." She has drummed this into me as long as I can remember.

I am a Myers-Briggs "T". That's someone who thinks first about whether or not a solution will solve a problem. I'm told I'm good at solving problems, but particularly when I was younger,

Do Something.

My daddy (Warren Gayle Turner, Sr.) was a wise man and I quote him a lot. He used to say, “Do something. I can fix wrong. I can’t fix nothing.” This bias for action is part of my DNA and it influences my work with my clients. In today’s world, speed to market is frequently the difference between success and failure. Windows of opportunity open and close with startling speed.

Clarity is a Vital Step in Leading Change

I was honored to be the keynote speaker yesterday for the annual meeting of the Virginia Chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services. SMPS VA members are responsible for selling the services of architects, engineers and interior designers.

Shined Shoes

When I was a boy I would sit down every Sunday morning with my dad and we would polish our shoes before we went to church. In the winter we sat in the kitchen, but during warmer months we would sit out on the back porch. It was a ritual I didn't always enjoy or appreciate, but I wanted to be like my dad and polished shoes were important to him, so...


Marie and I went to my daughter's last night for dinner. After dinner we played a game called Tribond. The goal of the game is to discern the connection between three disparate things. Example a pie, the earth and a loaf of bread.*