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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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Talk is cheap, but misunderstandings can be costly

A new young worker at a construction site sat down to eat his lunch with the rest of the crew.  As an older fellow opened his thermos to pour out coffee the young worker asks, “What’s that?” The

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Paving The Road From Rags To Riches

A well-known businessman received an award for his philanthropy.  During the ceremony honoring his good works, he was asked to share some of the lessons he had learned throughout his life and career that

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Don’t Be Boring!

In a classic “Peanuts” cartoon, Charlie Brown says to Lucy, “I have a great fear of being boring.” Then in the next frame Charlie says, “I also have a great fear of being bored.” Finally, Charlie

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You’ll Never Strike Out With These Baseball Lessons

With the baseball season in full swing (pun intended!), it’s time to salute America’s pastime. And in recognition of April being National Humor Month, I’m sharing some of my favorite classic stories

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Lessons in Life and Business

In every speech that I give, every column I write, every person or group that I mentor, my goal is to leave my audience with plenty of take-home value. I could teach from a textbook, and give lots of

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The ABCs of Customer Service

Whatever business you are in – manufacturing, retail, health care, travel, high tech – you must realize that first and foremost, you are in the service business. We all know how we like to be treated

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