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No One Ever Drowned In Sweat

An old ranch owner named John had a small spread in Montana.  The state government claimed he was not paying proper wages to his workers, so it sent an agent to check things out. “I need a list

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Take Your Attitude On A Positive Spin

One day a professor announced a surprise test.  He distributed a paper to each student with the front side face down.  Then he asked the class to turn over the page and start the test, but there

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Achievement Takes More Than A Dream

A scrawny old man wanted to get a job at a nearby lumberjack camp so he approached the boss who politely tried to talk him out of the idea, thinking the old man wouldn’t be able to fell a tree, much

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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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