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The Chaos of Creation

  • by Mack McKelvey
  • Feb 02, 2016

I was mesmerized by last night’s Grease: Live! on Fox.  The direction, the cast (and their performances) and the production went far beyond any live television show we’ve seen to-date.  Could this be the renaissance of live TV, a one-hit wonder or just another Sunday night?  And what, if anything does this teach us about […]

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New Year’s Resolutions Won’t Make You More Successful

  • by Mack McKelvey
  • Jan 06, 2016

It’s that time of year again–year-in-reviews and predictions are flooding my Twitter (TWTR -1.64%) feed. While the New Year is a good time for executives to pause and reflect on the previous year’s successes and missed opportunities, it should also mark the time that leaders are focused on the coming year’s goals and milestones. Business milestones are one thing; resolutions are […]

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Advice to My 22 Year Old Self

  • by Mack McKelvey
  • Jul 14, 2015

Truth be told, I don’t often think about the early days of my career. When Fortune asked what advice I’d give my younger self, I looked my daughter, who is in her first year at the University of Alabama. I thought about the tough transition from college into my first job. I learned theory in […]

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Data-Driven Productivity

  • by Mack McKelvey
  • Jul 02, 2015

For this contributed piece for Fortune, I was asked to tackle the subject of productivity. How do leaders remain focused on productivity? “In its purest definition, productivity means that value is being created. It shouldn’t be confused with measuring the amount of work that has been completed. The more senior an employee or executive becomes, […]

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Restaurant Life: 6 Lessons Learned

  • by Mack McKelvey
  • Apr 20, 2015

I learned quite a bit about efficiency, management and teamwork from my first job. For my first article for Entrepreneur, I attempted to capture some of my key takeaways from my time as a hostess and waitress when I was a teenager. I was able to reconnect with the owners and managers of The Crab […]

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