Dr. Merlot

The straight talking alter ego of Loyd Rawls, Dr. Merlot blends sarcasm and truth with heart and emotion. He consults with The Rawls Group and their clients in those hard-to-hear business-succession-planning conundrums. Loyd believes truth without compassion is pure brutality; however, Dr. Merlot believes truth is truth.

drmerlot@rawlsgroup.com

Dr. Merlot’s 9 Reminders to Survive and Thrive

2020-04-03T09:05:29-05:00By |Categories: Dr. Merlot, Leading Your Business Through Transition, Succession Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Dr Merlot provides 9 reminders to survive and thrive during tough times like COVID-19.   Main thing to remember, is "YOU GOT THIS." Download Dr. Merlot's reminders below, but before you do; it is worth hearing the commentary. Download PDF List of 9 Reminders Contact us and we can help [...]

You Got This!

2020-03-24T13:05:35-05:00By |Categories: Dr. Merlot, Leading Your Business Through Transition, Succession Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do! In "You Got This!" Dr Merlot (Loyd Rawls' Alter Ego) shares encouragement and  reminds us that we have been here before, and the economy and business' have bounced back. With the right mind set anything is possible. Dr. Merlot will not let you leave this [...]

Dr. Merlot’s Perspective: Servant Leadership

2019-06-28T12:41:20-05:00By |Categories: Dr. Merlot|Tags: , |

The last discussion Loyd and I had revolved around leadership style. Specifically, we discussed the impact of those that manage from a position of power versus those who manage with personal influence. Today, businesses may hire employees, but what both the business and employee wants are to be team members. Therefore, a paradigm shift is [...]

Dr. Merlot’s Perspective: Growth of Lifestyle Motivation for Business Growth

2019-07-02T09:44:03-05:00By |Categories: Dr. Merlot|Tags: , , |

After an interesting golf game with Loyd, I was left contemplating why business owners often look at reasons other than their existing or potentially enhanced lifestyle when it comes to evaluating business growth. In the case of our conversation with Jack last month, Loyd and I had the opportunity to share with him why growth [...]