Category Archives for Harvey’s Weekly Column

Helping People Up Won’t Pull You Down

Late one night a young grocery store clerk locked the front door and began to clean up.  Suddenly there was a knock on the door.  An elderly woman was standing outside tapping on the window. The

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Don’t Get Worked Up About Being Overworked

Because of a big project deadline, the employees had been asked to work double shifts for the next few days.  “That’s it, I’m going home,” one employee said to his colleague. “But

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Teachers Make A Difference

Years ago a John Hopkin’s professor gave a group of graduate students this assignment:  Go to the poorest sections of the city.  Take 200 boys, between the ages of 12 and 16, and investigate

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Don’t Put Limits On Yourself

One day the employees of a very unusual company arrived at their office and saw a big sign on the main door which said: “Yesterday, the person who has been hindering your growth in this company passed

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10 Fantastic Words To Guide Your Day

As a writer and speaker, I look for the deeper meaning in the words I choose.  It doesn’t matter how long the words are, or how difficult to spell or pronounce, or how familiar they are to my audiences. 

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Avoid Bad Habits Of Self-Defeating People

A reckless driver made a right turn from the left lane and collided with another car.  The other driver angrily asked, “Why didn’t you signal?” Without a moment’s hesitation, the driver replied,

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It’s Never Too Late To Appreciate

Once upon a time there was a little dog that was unhappy with his life.  As he lay in his backyard, he spotted a cat on top of a wall.  “I wish I could climb walls like that cat!” he thought. Walking

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Be Inspired To Be Your Best Self

I recently came across this wonderful poem by Nancye Sims, “A Creed to Live By.”  It captures life’s challenges in a very inspirational fashion, and I hope you learn as much from it as I have. Don’t

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Tips To Overcome Hiring Struggle

In case you haven’t noticed, there is a battle going on across America.  It’s a battle to attract workers amid nationwide staff shortages. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has termed this a “national

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Make Customer Service An Everyday Occurrence

Comedy writer Bob Orben had an interesting take on customer service:  “You go to a coin-operated store and wash and dry your clothes.  Then you go to a filling station where you pump your

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