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There’s No Telling Where Initiative Will Take You

Two sons worked for their father on the family’s farm. The younger brother had for some years been given more responsibility and reward, and one day the older brother asked his father to explain

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Kids’ Sports Hold Lessons For Business

Watching a kids’ ball game can provide a mini life lesson for observers.  The takeaway also applies to business.  Astute observers can learn a lot by watching kids play. My Chief of Staff

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Mind Your Ps And Qs

When someone cautions you to mind your Ps and Qs, they’re using an age-old expression to mind your manners, be on your best behavior and watch what you are doing. The precise origin is debatable, but

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Warren Buffett’s 4 Rules For Success

I love to study creative and successful people.  And who better than Warren Buffet, the Omaha multi-billionaire and chairman of Berkshire, Hathaway, Inc. He recently listed the four common-sense

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Priceless Gifts You Can Give

A woman who lived far beyond eight decades had been in the habit of having a birthday party every year.  Her friends and relatives always remembered her with little gifts, usually knick-knacks for

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Turn Adversity Into Advantage

The village blacksmith pumped the bellows to prepare his furnace fire and placed a piece of iron into the intense heat until it reached an almost transparent state.  He then removed the now pliable

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Do Nothing, Get Nothing

Once in a village there were two friends who spent most of their time resting under a tree and thinking about what they should do with their lives. One day they noticed that the women in the village

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The Best Way To Get Lucky Is To Prepare For It

You’re watching a professional golf tournament, and a player sinks a seemingly impossible shot. The announcer might attribute it to luck, but I beg to differ. That golfer has probably worked thousands

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Great Hiring Starts With These Positive Traits

With the job market gradually coming back after a difficult pandemic, smart hiring is at the forefront.  As a manager, you can’t do everything yourself, and you shouldn’t try.   Managers

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Mental toughness is finding fuel on an empty tank

Phil Mickelson recently became the oldest golfer to win one of the four major professional golf championships by taking it one mental stroke at a time. Confidence and the physical part of golf has

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