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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 ...

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,...