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Is your Purpose Alive and Well?

In the early days of the COVID-19 crisis, leaders had a full plate just dealing with the immediate implications of closed operations, employee safety, rapid cash flow decline, and more. By now, most have created a new plan for 2020 that reflects this unprecedented challenge. In light of this progress, I want to ask you […]

Retained (L)earnings

What have you learned in the last 30 days?  Will you remember it 30 days from now? Just a few weeks ago our worlds turned upside down and many of us found ourselves unable to do the things we normally do.  Go to our job site.  Go to the gym.  Go to church.  Go to […]

Knowing Your Gifts

Excerpt from Dare to Serve: How to Drive Superior Results by Serving Others About ten years ago, I developed a bit of an obsession.  Of everyone I met, I started asking this question: “Why do you work?” You could see them trying to figure out what answer I was looking for.  Because that is what […]

Transition With Purpose

Dear blog readers, This is my first post since leaving my role as CEO of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. Thank you for the the many emails and posts wishing me well in the next adventure.  I am grateful for the outpouring of encouraging words and support. Last fall, I planned 12 topics that I would […]

Cheryl A. Bachelder Interview for Dina Dwyer

Last week I posted my interview of Dina Dwyer on coaching. When I asked her to answer these questions, she said ‘sure, as long as you will answer them too!’”  So I did.  In this week’s blog, you will find my personal take on the questions that I asked Dina last week. Enjoy! Did you […]

How to Find Our Purpose in a Surprising Way

Purpose is the new conversation point, especially as Millennials are the new generational majority in our workplace. The reality: purpose is often discussed. From purpose-driven to purpose-centered, purpose continues to be a focal point. The difference may be in how it is playing an earlier role in careers, which is a good thing. Each generation […]

Phil Cordell Interview

Meet Phil Cordell – Global Head, Focused Service Brands, Hilton Worldwide You are often referred to as a passionate leader.  Where does that passion come from?  Passion comes from the heart. As leaders, we’re often challenged to find a balance between “head and heart.” Obviously, we need to establish strategic direction for our organizations and […]

Passion and Personal Purpose: Lessons from Danielle Green

Last month, at the Popeyes International Franchise Conference, our theme was Voices of Bravery: The Bold Lead Change. As part of our inspiring speaker line-up, I had the honor and privilege of interviewing Ms. Danielle Green. You may remember Danielle’s inspiring speech when she was given the Pat Tillman Award for Service at the ESPY […]

A Purpose To Serve

Will having a personal purpose change your life? I believe so. But the bigger and more important question is – will your personal purpose change other people’s lives for the better? One of our Popeyes franchisees has a purpose “to make at least 10 restaurant leaders millionaires.” I realize this may not sound like a […]

Time For A Purpose?.

A few years ago, I went to see the movie Hugo – the story of a young boy, who loses both parents at a young age, and ends up living with a drunken uncle in the clock tower of the Paris train station. The child, Hugo, is fascinated with the complexity and mystery of the […]

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