Harvey Mackay

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There's never a need to curb your enthusiasm

The old cartoon strip character Calvin, from "Calvin and Hobbes," once said the difference between him and the rest of the world was, "Happiness isn't good enough for me! I demand euphoria!"

Updated: October 14, 2012, - 04:10 PM

Study 'The Trust Edge' for business success

"Trust flows from individuals, not organizations." That's the best summary I can provide of David Horsager's new book, "The Trust Edge: How Top Leaders Gain Faster Results, Deeper Relationships and a Stronger Bottom Line."

Updated: October 07, 2012, - 03:34 PM

Mackay: Difference between self-serving leaders and servant leaders

Ken Blanchard believes corporate America is in desperate need of a different leadership role model. And I couldn't agree more.

Updated: September 30, 2012, - 05:47 PM

Mackay: Winners don't fear, but welcome, competition

I hate to lose.

Updated: September 23, 2012, - 05:55 PM

Want to hit one out of the park? Just keep your eye on the ball

There's an old saying that you can't judge a book by its cover. Otherwise, you might wonder what on earth Brandon Steiner is writing about in his terrific new book, "You Gotta Have Balls."

Updated: September 16, 2012, - 03:58 PM

Believing in yourself is more than half the battle

When I am interviewing potential employees, one of the traits that I look for is confidence. I'm not referring to hubris or arrogance, but someone who understands his or her ability and is not afraid to use it.

Updated: September 09, 2012, - 03:52 PM

We can all learn something from the magic of Coach K

Last week, I told you about the remarkable athletic performances I witnessed at the London Olympic Games. My wife tells me that it's a good thing the Summer Olympics are held only every four years, or I would have to quit my day job to keep up with the events!

Updated: September 02, 2012, - 03:58 PM

Mackay: London's Olympic Games were truly an inspiration

A few things are left to be said about the spectacular Olympics we witnessed in London.

Updated: August 26, 2012, - 07:04 PM

Mackay: With the right mind-set, happiness is within reach

"What makes me happy?" It's a question we all should ask ourselves periodically, since all of our actions should, in some way, be directed toward achieving happiness. Initially, thoughts of riches beyond imagination may fill your mind. If you are honest, you will probably find it to be a more difficult question than you would expect.

Updated: August 16, 2012, - 08:05 PM

Mackay: The secrets to success? You might be surprised

Because I do a lot of public speaking, I have developed a deep appreciation for top-notch speakers. So when I was brainstorming and looking for a real showstopper to address a group of businesspeople I am mentoring, I asked Darren Hardy, publisher of Success magazine, to be one of our presenters.

Updated: August 12, 2012, - 05:47 PM

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