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Big Dance, Big Lessons

I love sports and all the business lessons we learn from competition, whether playing or watching.  It doesn’t matter what sport or what level, there are always multiple teaching moments. The

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Always Hire An Expert

When the office photocopies began to look faint, the office manager called in a local repair service.  The friendly technician inspected the equipment and informed the manager that the machine was

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Build Trust To Build Results

On the first day his son joined the family firm, the founder took him on to the roof of the factory building and said, “I am going to give you your very first lesson in business.  Stand on the

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Old Habits Die Hard

A guy walked into a sandwich shop and the server asked what he would like to order. He said, “What do you have that is good?” The clerk responded that everything is good. The customer then

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Decide, Commit, Succeed

President Dwight Eisenhower was raised on a Kansas farm, and he never forgot its lessons.  In response to a difficult question put to him at the National Press Club, Eisenhower said it reminded him

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March Is Women’s History Month

History will long remember 2021 for many reasons, not the least is the sound of the glass ceiling starting to shatter.  With the swearing-in of Kamala Harris as Vice President of the United States,

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Don’t Get Caught in Perception Deception

A bird was searching for a home to lay her eggs so they’d be safe during the coming rainy season. In her search, she saw two trees, so she went to ask them for shelter. When she asked the first tree,

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Friends Enrich Our Lives

Someone once asked a great philosopher what he would rather have – a gift of money or a gift of friendship. “Friendship,” replied the philosopher, “because money is spent but friendship can

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Abraham Lincoln’s Lessons

Even though President Abraham Lincoln was in office during one of the most turbulent times in American history, he became famous for his ability to use humorous stories and anecdotes to make a point. 

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How Larry King Changed My Life

I wouldn’t be where I am today without Larry King.  I’ll never forget the first time I met Larry.  I was in New York to tape a television commercial for my first book, “Swim With the Sharks

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