On Reflection...

Albert Einstein “Do You Believe in God?”

By Tony McLean Brown | October 19, 2020 |

When Einstein gave lectures at U.S. universities, the recurring question that students asked him most was: “Do you believe in God?” And he answered, “I believe in the God of Spinoza.” Baruch de Spinoza was a Dutch philosopher considered one of the great rationalists of 17th century philosophy, along with Descartes. Here are thoughts by…

5 Mins. @ Sunset: R U Sad?

By Tony McLean Brown | September 20, 2020 |

If you believe your career should be an integrated part of your life, then reflecting on how happiness and/or sadness affects your performance is good professional development. If you are sad, it is likely you can not optimize your humanity … much less whatever you do to earn a paycheck. Let’s go to work. HERE’S…

5 Qualities of Great Leaders

By Tony McLean Brown | September 10, 2020 |

I got a computer-generated SPAM email from Susy Jackson, News Editor for LinkedIn, and she asked me two very specific questions related to Leonard Mlodinow’s post about his friend Stephen Hawking’s thoughts on great leaders: “Is the ability to pivot or change course critical to being a good leader?” “What qualities do you think make…

5 Mins. @ Sunset: PLAN

By Tony McLean Brown | September 9, 2020 |

Plan Your Work, Work Your Plan Make Sure You End Up Where You Want to Be! This week’s episode is about Plan Your Work, Work Your Plan. We’re here at Penley Produce where I first learned about the fundamentals of work planning. I work here on this family farm with my granddaddy (Mr. Lloyd Adam…

5 Mins. @ Sunset: BUILD UP

By Tony McLean Brown | September 1, 2020 |

Good evening and welcome to 5 Minutes @ Sunset. I’m Tony McLean Brown and thank you for joining us for another beautiful sunset and a quick chat. If you like the energy or if I hit a nerve, please feel free to post your comments. Appreciate you. Now, let’s go to work. This week’s episode…

5 Mins. @ Sunset: CHANGE

By Tony McLean Brown | August 19, 2020 |

Well, I think what we’re going to talk about is the idea of change, and as we reflect on change there’s two types. There’s the type that you adapt to because it’s happening to you and you make that adjustment. There’s another type of change where you say, “I need to evolve” to what’s coming…

QUINCY JONES: HAPPY LIFE

By Tony McLean Brown | August 13, 2020 |

5 Traits to Celebrate and Emulate for YOUR Career Development I don’t care if you like Quincy Jones (Q) or not. I don’t care if you like his lifestyle, music, religious beliefs, or politics. Hell … I don’t even know or care what they are, but I do know this: Quincy Jones has been prolific…

HERE TO LISTEN & LEARN. I’m uncomfortable. Are You?

By Tony McLean Brown | June 24, 2020 |

If you have watched the YouTube series “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man,” then I expect you will find it to be as impactful as I do. My friends, co-workers and clients know me for my old school real talk and sincere conviction to real action. But I here I sit … I got nothing…

WOMEN IT’S TIME. LEAD US. Are you ready?

By Tony McLean Brown | June 10, 2020 |

Last week I was on a ZOOM call with CARE.org.  A quick video took us through the history of CARE.org that dates to humanitarian aid after WWII.  Recently, PCG/PPL/HappyGuide joined forces to help send out over 20k CARE packages to Frontline Heroes during COVID crisis here in USA.  20k CARE packages All good … right? …

TIRED OF THIS Bullsh*t? Ready to Give Up?

By Tony McLean Brown | May 27, 2020 |

5 Marathon Tips to Help Get You Back to the Office Without Quitting Let’s all agree this COVID thing feels like a marathon. A very stressful and challenging marathon. It’s been so damn demanding and mind numbing, the “sheltering in place” feels more like an Ultra-Marathon. The daunting thought of “will this ever end” just…