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Gratitude Is A Winning Attitude

2020 has presented challenges for all of us, not the least of which is wondering if life will ever return to normal.  It’s been tough sometimes to be grateful for much, considering what is happening

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Stir up a recipe for success

A sixth-grade girl was running for the post of secretary of her elementary school class.  A major part of her campaign was a speech to be given to her classmates, but she had no idea what to say.

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Experience is a Tough Teacher

Have you ever heard the expression “seeing the elephant?” It’s an expression that came out of the California gold rush. Those planning to go west in search of gold announced to their friends that

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Welcome Competition To Improve

The dominant sports media personality in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area for most of the last 75-plus years never played any of the games he wrote about and never made it to college, much less journalism

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Create A Mindset For Success

Like millions of Americans, I watched the 10-part ESPN documentary “The Last Dance” on Michael Jordan.  His mental toughness and mindset really stood out throughout the series. Jordan was

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The ABCs Of Management

As I began this list of management ABCs, I was determined not to confuse management with leadership.  There are leaders at all levels, whether we identify them with a special title or simply recognize

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Disappointment Is A Feeling That Always Disappoints

One afternoon a boy was walking through a field when he came upon an apple tree.  “It sure would be nice to have an apple to eat right about now,” he thought as he stood below the tree. The

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Hate, anger lead to danger

Like an old barn, many of us have been around a long time.  We’ve withstood a lot of life’s storms, bad weather and hard times, but we’re still standing, even though we find ourselves leaning

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Ambition Put A Ladder To The Sky

U.S. President Calvin Coolidge was very skillful at turning away any questions he didn’t like.  However, in 1928, after Coolidge issued his famous “I do not choose to run” statement, a persistent

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Teamwork Makes Work Better

Even after playing together for more than 50 years, the Rolling Stones still understand the value of practicing together.  The band commits to two months of rehearsal before every tour, according

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