Harvey Mackay

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Mackay: Lessons learned from animals, Part 2

About a month ago my column featured useful lessons learned from animals. It certainly touched a nerve, as I received...

Updated: September 21, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Mackay: Don't let false assumptions cloud your thinking

One afternoon, a woman noticed two small boys on the front step of a house. They were in their school...

Updated: September 14, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Mackay: Run the right race

In a village long ago lived a young boy who loved nothing as much as competing in athletic contests. Because...

Updated: September 07, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Mackay: Creativity lives in all of us

Albert Einstein once said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”There’s no shortage of smart people in the world. But there...

Updated: August 31, 2014, - 01:00 AM

Mackay: Lessons learned from animals

We can learn a lot of lessons from animals.Over the years I’ve used a lot of animal analogies, and it...

Updated: August 23, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Mackay: Bemis set example for being a strong leader

Warren Bennis was synonymous with leadership.Unfortunately, we lost Warren earlier this month, but his leadership lessons and principles will live...

Updated: August 17, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Mackay: What we look for in employees

I’ve hired about 1,000 employees over the years. It’s one of the joys of owning a business — giving opportunities...

Updated: August 10, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Mackay: Optimists find opportunity in difficulty

President Harry Truman once said, “A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities, and an optimist is one...

Updated: August 03, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Mackay: How to overcome the jitters and not freeze up

I recently came across a graduation speech by the valedictorian of a law school. He began his remarks by acknowledging...

Updated: July 27, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Mackay: Street-smart ideas No. 3

A couple of years ago, I wrote two columns on street smarts that resonated with readers. They asked for more!...

Updated: July 20, 2014, - 02:00 PM

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