Message for Daily Living / Business

Good News -- You Can Change!

In the worlds of education, athletics, business, government, etc., it's recognized that a person's attitude is often the determining factor in how well they do. In the business world, the dominant factor of successful employees identified by ...

Chance Has No Memory

In January of 1998, Lleyton Hewitt, an Australian high-school tennis player, became the lowest-ranked player (550) ever to win an ATP Tour event.

Question: What are the odds that No. 550 would beat players who were ranked, virtually all of them...

The Most Desirable Employees

Dr. Tony Zeiss, president of Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, N.C., has identified through research the characteristics of the most desirable employees or job candidates. First, a positive attitude is the most important ...

It Don't Matter

Years ago, I heard a speaker, whose name I have unfortunately forgotten, who worked the refrain "it don't matter" throughout his entire talk. He did it humorously and effectively. It was a version of "don't sweat the small stuff," and it made ...

You Start With an Apology

I was raised during the Depression by a widowed mother with six children too young to work.

Things were tough financially. Each one of us did what we could to make our contribution.

Five milk cows, some fruit trees and a large garden provided ...

A Teamwork Dilemma

I suspect that all of us in the world of business, athletics, music, etc., recognize the importance of teamwork. Old cliches come to mind, like, "Individuals score points, but teams win games."

In the business world, the concept of teamwork is ...