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Get The Passion Again

Practically every team in professional sports has one or perhaps more players who were not high draft choices, but have excelled.  Look at the National Football League.  Quarterback Tom Brady

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A Good Speech Is Like A Pencil; It Has A Point

There are few times in life when you are totally alone … like just before you make a five-minute speech.  Or if you doubt the concept of eternity, try and make a five-minute speech. Let’s

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Management Lessons From Unlikely Places

If you’ve read anything I have written over the years, you’ve probably figured out that I love stories that put management principles into action, even when they don’t seem to have anything to do

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Life Lessons From Grandma Ruth

During this season of Thanksgiving, I’m going to take a detour from business advice and focus instead on gratitude.  I am immensely grateful for the opportunity to get to know a remarkable woman

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Don’t Forget To Thank A Teacher

One day a teacher asked her class, “Can anyone give me a sentence with an ‘object’ in it?” A little girl said, “Teacher, you’re the most wonderful and beautiful lady I’ve ever seen.”  The

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Turn Adversity Into Achievement

In life, things happen to us, but the only thing that truly matters is what happens within us.  I recently had the opportunity to sit down with the University of Minnesota head football coach

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Show Respect And You’ll Have No Regret

Thomas Jefferson arrived alone on horseback at the main hotel in Baltimore and asked for a room.  The landlord of the hotel, named Boyden, looked Jefferson up and down and surmised that he was a

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Jazz Up Your Sales Strategy

For some time a storekeeper had displayed in his window a card inscribed “Fishing Tickle.” A customer drew the proprietor’s attention to the spelling error.  “Hasn’t anyone told

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Don’t Mess With Home Plate

Coach John Scolinos was legendary among college baseball coaches.  Over his 45-year career he was the head baseball coach at Pepperdine University from 1946 to 1960 and at California State Polytechnic

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Never Give Up … Never Quit

Never give up … never quit!  That is the motto of Travis Mills, one of only five surviving quadruple amputee soldiers from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. I firmly believe and often preach that

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