Message for Daily Living / Business

Can You 'Unhurt' Someone?

I love the story of the little boy who had a bad temper. To solve the problem, his dad gave him a bag of nails and told the little boy that every time he lost his temper he had to go out and drive a nail into a fence post. Over a period of time, ...

What Part of 'No' Don't You Understand?

The question being repeatedly raised in America is "just what did the First Amendment say about the 'separation of church and state'?" To begin with, it says nothing about the separation of church and state. However, the Supreme Court has ruled ...

Stop, Look and Listen

When we started school, our teachers reinforced what our parents had been telling us already, namely that we should stop, look and listen before we stepped into the street.

That's good advice, regardless of our age. I love the story of the father...

Trust Is the Key to Successful Relationships

We will never know how many marriages have been destroyed, how many careers have been wrecked, how many lives have been jeopardized because of some trivial incident to which we reacted negatively.

Example: During the dark days of the depression, ...

What About Loyalty?

As one of the most colorful managers of all time, Casey Stengel, manager of the New York Yankees for 12 years, earned a lot of extremely loyal fans. Included on his team were Billy Martin, Whitey Ford, Bobby Richardson, Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle ...

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 ...