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Praise a potent motivator at work

The Duke of Wellington, the brilliant British military leader who defeated Napoleon at Waterloo, was a great commander, but he was a difficult man...

Don’t be too quick to judge

A lovely little girl was holding two apples in her hands. Her mom came in and softly asked her little daughter with a smile:...

Standing out in the office, on a serious tip

An executive was having difficulty with her assistant, so she decided to confront her.“Nancy,” she began, “you don’t seem to be into your work....

Thinking fast can save your bacon

The minister was preoccupied with thoughts of how he was going to ask his congregation to come up with more money than they were...

Golden wisdom from the golden bear

I still love golf after all these years. It’s been a hole-in-one opportunity to build my envelope-manufacturing business. Whether you’re opening doors or closing...

Dare to take risks

Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of General Electric Co., talked about the three jobs he had growing up in Salem, Mass.: caddying, punching...

Enough is more than plenty

Years ago, one of the most popular shows on television was “Candid Camera,” which captured people’s funny reactions to situations on a hidden camera.One...

Do give a darn about your good reputation

Two brothers in a small town had a reputation for bad behavior. But they were rich enough to avoid the consequences. The pastor of...

Purpose is a force that gives life meaning

The neighborhood kids had congregated in the front yard when a fire truck zoomed past. Sitting on the front seat was a Dalmatian dog....

Achieving goals will help you grow

William Marston, a prominent psychologist, authored a two-year study in which he asked 3,000 individuals the following: “What have you to live for?”What Marston...
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