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The ABCs Of Success

Success is a journey, not a destination.  You may take a few detours, hit some roadblocks and arrive at a different place than you planned. Success comes in many forms and means different things

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Patience Takes Practice

A woman walked into the grocery store with a three-year-old girl in the seat of her shopping cart.  As they passed the cookie section, the little girl asked for cookies, and her mother said no.   The

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Sales Are Critical To A Company’s Success

“I’m starving, and it’s Dave’s fault,” a manager complained to his assistant. “What did Dave do now?” the assistant asked. “I asked him to pick up a sandwich for me before he returned

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Lessons from Animals

In the Upper Midwest, a sure sign of spring and fall is when geese fly overhead, often honking loudly.  I recently discovered the reason. Turns out that Professor Margaret Kuhn’s research revealed

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Use Your Head To Open Doors

We have gone from one of the lowest unemployment rates in our history to one of the highest in recent memory in just the past couple of months due to the pandemic.  While many of these jobs will

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Creativity Has No Limits

There are only three pure colors – red, blue and yellow – but look at what Michelangelo did with those three colors.  There are only seven notes, but look at what Chopin, Beethoven and Vivaldi

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Being Humble Is One Way To Greatness

Of all the creatures that came to the watering hole, Frog was the only one that did not have a tail.  The other animals taunted him over it, making him feel inferior and ugly.  So Frog visited

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Business Lessons From Pandemic

Harvard Business School surveyed 600 CEOs recently and asked them what keeps them awake at night during this global pandemic.  The results found that almost every aspect of doing business must be

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Make Decisions That Make A Difference

T. Boone Pickens, the late famed oil prospector and corporate raider, said in commencement remarks at George Washington University:  “Be willing to make decisions.  That’s the most important

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Enhance Your Life During Tough Times

For so many of us working from home during our stay-at-home restrictions, the days seem to take on an eerie similarity regardless of how much we actually accomplish.  I can barely remember the last

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