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Creative ways to land a job

I love creativity, and one of the most fruitful uses of creativity is landing a job. Over the years I’ve encountered some very creative ways...

Get the passion again

Practically every team in professional sports has one or more players who were not high draft choices but have excelled. Look at the National...

The power of resilience

Derek Redmond was favored to medal in the 400-meter race for the United Kingdom at the 1992 Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain. But...

How to spot a liar

According to a new biography, a man who became infamous for deception got his start at a young age. As a high school sophomore,...

Tips to give a better speech

Everyone is a salesperson whether they want to admit it or not. Why? Because from the time you get up in the morning until...

Ready, willing and parable

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,...

Life lessons from ‘Grandma Ruth’

I’m going to take a detour from business advice and focus instead on gratitude. I am grateful for the opportunity to get to know...

The importance of education

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...

Think about the future

Back in 1960, when I bought a small envelope company with dreams of becoming a gazillionaire, I could not imagine a world where people...

Secret to good customer service: Keep employees motivated

A man entered a shoe repair shop and said to the owner, “I just found this claim ticket for a pair of shoes I...
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