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: 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 [...]

Dr. Merlot’s Perspective: Overcoming Sibling Partnerships Under Stress

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

Picking up where we left off from my last post…. In typical Loyd fashion, just before hanging up from our phone conversation focused on Gender’s Impact on Leadership and Teamwork, he left me with a zinger - “What if siblings in business are not willing to recognize each other’s contributions to build a strong partnership?” [...]

Dr. Merlot’s Perspective: Gender’s Impact on Leadership and Teamwork

2016-08-31T23:38:43-05:00By |Dr. Merlot|

Looking at how male vs. female psyche works, there is no doubt they are different. In fact, a popular analogy to describe these differences is “Men are like Waffles and Woman are like Spaghetti.” Coined by bestselling authors – Bill and Pam Farrel, their analogy provides imagery of how men create boundaries around issues and [...]

Dr. Merlot’s Perspective on Gender Bias in the Workplace

2016-08-03T19:38:43-05:00By |Dr. Merlot|

Natural May Not Be Obvious Known for offering up the truth of the matter, let’s get right to the point and address a trend that I am seeing more often than I would like. Gender bias in the workplace. Yup. I said it. It’s out there, and if you are reading this, then you have [...]