Category Archives: Self-improvement

The Greeks, Love and Employee Engagement

“What is the difference between like and love?”, the novice asked the Master.  The Master replied: “If you like a flower you pick it.  If you love a flower, you water and care for it daily.” Love is a broad … Continue reading

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Public Speaking and Match the Hatch

There are two kinds of speakers; those that are nervous and those that are liars. ~Mark Twain I was at dinner last evening with a good friend of mine and his lovely wife.  He owns and runs a very special … Continue reading

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Opps! A Third Critical Life Skill: Effective Public Speaking

My two previous posts on Critical Life Skills for Young People (Checklists and Backwards Planning ) have produced numerous comments.  But one, from a fellow blogger who has great insight and experience (as a father and business leader) is David Kanigan, … Continue reading

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Backward Planning: The Second Important Life Skill

You are young at any age if you are planning for tomorrow. In my previous post I introduced the importance of habits and life skills that should be learned at an early age. And believe me, learning good habits is … Continue reading

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Two Life Skills Every Young Person Should Learn

Life skills, like values, are best learned at an early age.  In today’s stipped-down, minimalistic educational system, values and life skills are not taught, let alone reinforced, so as parents, it is our duty to prepare our children for success … Continue reading

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Foxhole Buddies . . .

“A friend is one who walks in when others walk out” -Walter Winchell Not too long ago I watched the HBO TV miniseries, The Pacific, produced by Tom Hanks.  This is a companion piece to the widely acclaimed Band of Brothers. Both … Continue reading

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The First Step on the Road to Leadership

The journey of a thousand miles begins with but a single step.  ~Lao Tzu To say that the road to becoming an effective leader is long and difficult is an understatement and definitely not for the faint of heart. And … Continue reading

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