In the movie, A League of Their Own, we’re told the story of the first professional women’s baseball league formed during World War II. The outstanding athletes in this league endured hardships and even ridicule as they traveled across the country from one baseball field to the next.… read the full article
… in your life, work, and relationships
As a kid, all I cared about was being happy. Having fun, being popular, getting my way, doing what I wanted to do, and not giving very much thought to the people around me.… read the full article
In her book, Quiet Desperation: The Truth about Successful Men, Jan Halper discovered that 48% of all middle managers in her study described their lives as “empty and meaningless,” despite all the hard work they put in to achieving their goals.… read the full article
Years ago, the Bible said: “A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.”
In today’s language, we might say “His word is as a good as gold.” or “If she says it, you can take it to the bank.”
In my simple way of putting it, do people trust you?… read the full article
If someone were to ask you what were the ten most powerful two-letter words ever uttered, what would you say?
For me, hands down, the answer would be “If it is to be, it is up to me.”
Of course, some people would say, “Yah, yah.… read the full article
Team leaders, front-line supervisors, managers, leaders, even parents are never energy-neutral. They’re either giving energy to the people around them or sapping it from them.
The same truth applies to all your relationships … even the relationships you have with your friends, family members and coworkers.… read the full article
We live in an image-crazed society where we worry too much about our reputation and too little about our character. And we focus more on the PR spin we can give our image than the actual example we’re setting.… read the full article
On July 4th, we celebrate the 243rd birthday of the United States of America, the freest and one of the best countriesthe world has ever known.
That doesn’t mean the USA is perfect or always gets it right. But there is a great deal of evidence that this is a good country … partly due to some brilliant leadership in the last 243 years.… read the full article
In one of his clever commentaries, journalist David Frost talked about how a certain person has turned his life around. Frost said, “He used to be depressed and miserable. Now he’s miserable and depressed.” I thought that his comment was both witty and pathetic at the same time.… read the full article
Are you known for doing it? Doing it right? And doing it right now? You’re known for taking initiative.
Or are you known for taking it easy? Not overdoing it? And waiting for someone else to tell you what to do? You’re known as a thief. You’re stealing from yourself; you’re stealing from the success you could have on and off the job, because you lack initiative.… read the full article