Message for Daily Living / Business

Questions Are the Answer

For centuries, knowledgeable people have recognized that successful leaders have a talent for asking the right questions to get the information they need. They are probing, penetrating, thought-provoking questions that force the other person to ...

Home, Sweet Home

The story is told of a little girl who was away from home for the first time at camp. At bedtime she was seen with tears streaming down her cheeks and a camp counselor asked, "Are you homesick?" The little girl replied, "No, I'm not homesick. I'm ...

When Logic Doesn't Make Sense

My friend, fellow speaker and country comedian from Nacogdoches, Texas, Bob Murphy, tells the story:

"A fellow over in East Texas walked into the local greasy spoon and ordered a bowl of chili. When the waitress brought the chili and set it down,...

When You Thought I Wasn't Looking

We received a fascinating email message that I thought was so good I decided to share it with you and obtained permission from the author, Mary Rita Schilke Korzan:

When you thought I wasn't looking, you hung my first painting on the refrigerator...

Accepting Responsibility

Today, one of the laments we hear from employers, parents, educators, etc., is that it's difficult to find someone who will accept responsibility for their performance and/or behavior. Too many people, we moan, are irresponsible.

This has been ...

A Mini United Nations

Several years ago, a unique incident took place at our three-day "Born To Win" Seminar in Dallas. Part of our process is to teach every participant to be a "good-finder," and when they see an individual in the class say or do something encouraging...