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 Perspective: New Year Reflections

2020-05-19T12:48:28-05:00By |Dr. Merlot|

Another year has gone. As a I “mature” (a doctor’s way of saying, “get older”) I realize how fast time passes us by. As a kid, summers seem to last forever, school breaks during the holidays were like real “holidays” and the school weeks just seem to drag on, and on. Now I realize [...]

Dr. Merlot’s Perspective: Finding Holiday Cheer

2020-06-02T10:31:03-05:00By |Dr. Merlot|

As we enter the holiday season, I reflect on the past year and all the Merlot enjoyed, pontifications with friends, and memories created. I have enjoyed working through some significant client challenges, helping them right the ship out of the storm, and of course beating Loyd at golf is always a memory worth cherishing. [...]

Dr. Merlot’s Perspective: Changing Face of Leadership

2019-07-02T10:34:37-05:00By |Dr. Merlot|

Loyd and I have not had the opportunity to get together as much as I would like over the last several weeks. Between our work schedules and the fact that he had surgery, not once, but twice, we have not been doing our regular golfing or commiserating. It does not mean that we have not [...]

Dr. Merlot’s Perspective: Servant Leadership

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

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: Generational Differences Impacting Teamwork – Advice to Millennial’s and Baby Boomers

2019-06-28T12:41:19-05:00By |Dr. Merlot|

When Loyd and I met last, we discussed Millennials and Boomers on a quick puddle jumper as best we could over the loud engines. As a refresher, over the last couple of months, Loyd and I have focused our discussions on overcoming generational differences in the workplace. In December, we discussed influences responsible for shaping [...]

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