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Finding Work-Life Balance

Two friends were talking about their aspirations.  Both had spent several years at the same company, enjoyed the work and the culture, and made advancements in their careers. One friend was surprised

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The World Is But A Canvas To Our Imagination

Walt Disney was a giant in the world of imagination.  On Saturdays, Disney took his daughters to a local park to ride the merry-go-round and play.  While sitting on a bench watching his children enjoy

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The Weight Of Our Words

There was a young boy who liked to gossip.  His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he gossiped, he should hammer a nail into the back fence.  The first day, the boy drove 37

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The ABCs of Creativity

Creativity fuels innovation, and innovation is essential to business.  So I’m sharing my thoughts on creativity, yet I’m using one of my favorite formulas:  a simple list of ABCs.  While the ABC

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Don’t Crack Under Pressure

Once upon a time there was a king who wanted to pick the wisest person among his subjects to be his prime minister.  He decided to put three finalists to an unusual test. He placed the three candidates

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Work for a Cause, Not Applause

Albert Einstein believed that “only a life lived for others is worth living.”  I believe that is one of his most significant observations.   And I couldn’t agree more. While most of us can’t

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The Best Questions Get the Best Answers

A monk was strolling through the garden at a Zen monastery, listening to music.  He stopped near another monk, who motioned for him to remove his earbuds. A monk was strolling through the garden at a

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People Live Up To The Encouragement They Receive

A teacher asked her students if any of them had extra pencils they’d be willing to share with their classmates.  One student reluctantly raised his hand. The teacher approached his desk and before

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Kind Words Are The Music Of The World

A teacher asked her young pupils to tell about their acts of kindness to animals.  After several heart-stirring stories, the teacher asked Tommy if he had anything to add.  He replied rather proudly,

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Words Of Wisdom From Successful People

With a new influx of college graduates hitting the job market, I thought it would be a good time to share some advice.  I started working when I was just 12 years old, with my first newspaper route, and

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