Perhaps my favorite business book is Napoleon Hill's "Think and Grow Rich." I recommend reading and rereading it, perhaps even annually, to keep your focus laser-sharp.
Updated: September 25, 2011, - 11:38 PM
As children, we played "follow the leader" for hours on end. The crazier the route and antics, the more we liked it. Being the leader was the best part.
Updated: September 18, 2011, - 07:06 PM
The playground isn't the only place where you'll run into bullies. Internet bullying has led to suicides. Office bullying is on the rise, and it's a deal-killer no matter what business you're in.
Updated: September 11, 2011, - 05:11 PM
I have had the privilege of mentoring hundreds of people over the years. I always ask them two questions: What do you like to do? What are your strengths? Most have a good idea of what they like to do, but you wouldn't believe how many people don't understand their own strengths.
Updated: September 04, 2011, - 02:32 PM
A university professor began reflecting on the people who had a positive impact on his life. In particular, he remembered a schoolteacher who had gone out of her way to instill in him a love of poetry. He hadn't seen or spoken to her in many years, but he found her address and sent her a letter of thanks. A short time later, he received this reply:
Updated: August 28, 2011, - 11:21 AM
Lately it seems like every night when I watch ESPN to get the day's baseball scores and highlights, I see another pitcher throwing a temper tantrum in the dugout after a poor performance.
Updated: August 21, 2011, - 02:07 PM
It all started with an innocent question at a conference where I was speaking. After I was introduced to one of the organizers, I asked her, "And what do you do for a living?"
Updated: August 14, 2011, - 01:38 PM
Our lives basically are changed in two ways -- by the people we meet and the books we read.
Updated: August 07, 2011, - 02:38 PM
Consider what the average body does every 24 hours: Your heart beats 100,689 times. Your blood travels 168 million miles. You breathe 23,040 times, inhaling 438 cubic feet of air. You eat more than 3 pounds of food, and drink about 3 quarts of liquids. You lose almost a pound of waste. You speak 25,000 words. You move 750 muscles. You exercise 7 million brain cells.
Updated: July 31, 2011, - 02:59 PM