Archive Monthly Archives: January 2019

Golf, Life Lessons From Jack Nicklaus

Golf has been a big part of my life. When I was growing up in St. Paul, Minn., I dreamed about making a living playing golf professionally. I wanted to be the next Ben Hogan, the top golfer at that time.

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Volunteering: Doing Well By Doing Good

Mackay Maxim: Learn from Ali. Service to others is the rent each of us should pay for our room here on Earth. Doing well by doing good is an oft-overlooked part of everyday life. Volunteering, it seems,

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Neen James: Legendary Leader Interview

Watch on YouTube Cliff Jones: Hello everybody, Cliff, Jones with Harvey Mackay Academy, and we’re thrilled to have Neen James with us today. Nene, welcome. Neen James: Good day! What a treat it

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Taking a Risk is Good Business

Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of General Electric, talked about the three jobs he had growing up in Salem, Mass.: caddying, punching holes in a piece of cork and selling shoes. He loved being out

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Reciprocity: A Requirement for Strong Networking

Mackay Maxim: The really big networking mistakes people make in their lives come from the risks they never take. The Value of Reciprocity It’s important to R.I.S.K. it when it comes to networking.

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You Can’t Put a Price On a Good Reputation

Two brothers in a small town had a reputation for bad behavior. But they were rich enough to avoid the consequences all the time. The pastor of the local church knew them well and tried to find the good

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Dr. Tony Alessandra: Legendary Leader Interview

Watch on YouTube Cliff Jones: Hello everybody, I’m Cliff Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Harvey Mackay Academy. I’m delighted to have with us today, Harvey Mackay, of course, Chairman

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Are you respectful of your network’s time? If not, it could be costing you.

Mackay Maxim: Staying in touch does not mean making a pest of yourself. One of the most important tasks you can undertake is keeping in touch with the people you meet. When we grow our networks, it’s

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Greg Williams: Legendary Leader Interview

Watch on YouTube Cliff Jones: Ladies and gentlemen, Cliff Jones, Harvey Mackay Academy. I am thrilled to have Greg Williams with us, master negotiator and body language expert. Greg. Good morning. Pleasure

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Don’t Confuse Need With Greed

Years ago one of the most popular shows on television was “Candid Camera,” which captured funny reactions to situations on a hidden camera. Then a reporter would surprise the subjects and point to

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