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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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Nothing Ruins Truth Like Stretching It

Charles finally made partner and propped his feet on the desk in his new corner office.  He was dreaming of all the perks that accompanied his promotion when a knock on the door snapped him out of his

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Finding Work-Life Balance

Two friends were talking about their aspirations.  Both had spent several years at the same company, enjoyed the work and the culture, and made advancements in their careers. One friend was surprised

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The World Is But A Canvas To Our Imagination

Walt Disney was a giant in the world of imagination.  On Saturdays, Disney took his daughters to a local park to ride the merry-go-round and play.  While sitting on a bench watching his children enjoy

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The Weight Of Our Words

There was a young boy who liked to gossip.  His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he gossiped, he should hammer a nail into the back fence.  The first day, the boy drove

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The ABCs of Creativity

Creativity fuels innovation, and innovation is essential to business.  So I’m sharing my thoughts on creativity, yet I’m using one of my favorite formulas:  a simple list of ABCs.  While the

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