Frank McCullough Jr., manager of Mezlan Shoes at Phipps Plaza in Atlanta, isn’t just a sharp dresser whose shoes are always on point, he’s also a community-focused individual who supports the D.U.K.E.S. Foundation, an acronymn for Developing Urban Kids with Etiquette and Self-Esteem. Their mission is to utilize mentoring to elevate social conditions and reduce the level of violence committed by teens.
On Monday, March 31, 2014, from 6-8 p.m., Mezlan will host a fundraiser for the organization at Phipps Plaza.
Read what the advisory board member has to say.
What inspires you to show up to work every day?
How did you determine your career path?
By accident; better yet, good fortune.
What other industries connect to your career choice?
Overall high-end sales categories
Describe the future skill sets that are essential to future business leader and innovators?
Technology and basic fundamentals of people skills will always be relevant.
Describe goal setting methods you use and how you evaluate your success?
I believe in setting goals and working my way from the back. When the people who are associated with me progress, then I know we have achieved our goal.
Who do you consider your peers in your field and a few that are great examples you can get support and best practices?
Fred Smith at Nordstrom; particularly his way of communicating with his clients.
Name you favorite role models for success in two industries?
Keith Douglas, Motivational Speaker, Music Agency
Names three books that changed how you saw life and you recommend to others?
Mandela’s Way, Message to a Black Man, and Imperial, Imperium
Describe why lifelong learning is important to you?
It keeps you relevant and alive.
Describe the voice of success that you hear in your head?
It says to me, “Do not go back from where you started.”
Community success based on what you do in the community means what to you?
It’s like a farmer who works his fields: “you get out what you put in.”
Technology plays what role in your daily life?
I love to text.
What role does music and cultural events play in defining your self-identity?
Music speaks to your soul and emotions.
Define your personal culture?
Directness and transparency
What is your favorite vacation spot?
Corona Del Mar, Calif. and Hilton Head, S.C.
If you could change one thing about the world what would it be?