Do you want to improve morale?

Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects; because men are equally free, they claim to be absolutely equal. Aristotle 384 B.C. – 322 B.C. Do you work in an office where morale is low? Is your home life filled with tension and poor relationships? Are you in a social organization where the atmosphere is strained? Would you like to somehow change those conditions? I was walking through a mall a few weeks back and couldn’t help but notice a young man wearing one of those message T-shirts. This …
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The value of lessons

After crosses and losses, men grow humbler and wiser. Benjamin Franklin 1706 – 1790 Several years ago, I worked with a young man for a few months with the goal of teaching him better methods to market his services. I became quite frustrated because he didn’t seem to appreciate the value of my lessons and wasn’t fully implementing them. So I set aside some time to consider the situation and try to understand what was going wrong. This contemplation ended up being very enlightening for me. Here’s what I came to realize. This man was listening to what I had …
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Outside my boat

Trying to change or control what we can’t only results in torment. Epictetus 55 – 135 A.D. Charlie Jones was an award winning sportscaster. In 1996, he was working for NBC and he had already covered the Olympic Games twice. The 1996 games were held in Atlanta, GA and Charlie was assigned to cover rowing, canoeing and kayaking. Charlie was disappointed when he was told which sports he would cover. Very few people watch those events — mostly a few ardent fans and the immediate families of the participants. Also, those competitions would take place an hour outside of Atlanta, …
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