Harvey Mackay

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Recent content from Harvey Mackay

Mackay: Be respectful, not neglectful with employees

One of my favorite old comedians, the late Rodney Dangerfield, was famous for his line, “I get no respect.” Then...

Updated: February 22, 2015, - 02:00 PM

Mackay: Lessons from Washington

As a history major, I am intrigued by the origins of our great country. George Washington is a logical place...

Updated: February 15, 2015, - 02:00 PM

Mackay: The power of listening

Two friends were walking down a busy street when one paused and said, “Listen to those crickets chirping.” “What crickets?”...

Updated: February 08, 2015, - 02:00 PM

Mackay: We have much to learn from 'MacGyver'

Do you remember the TV show “MacGyver”? The titular hero was the epitome of resourcefulness. He would get trapped, usually...

Updated: February 01, 2015, - 02:00 PM

Mackay: Don't let complacency bring you down

Looking back on his extraordinary career of 35 years, NASCAR legend Richard Petty noted that during his first 20 years...

Updated: January 25, 2015, - 02:00 PM

Harvey Mackay: Failure can be one more step on the road to success

In 1860, a 38-year-old man was working for his father, a leather merchant. He kept books, drove wagons and handled...

Updated: January 18, 2015, - 02:00 PM

Mackay: How to address post-holiday stress

A lecturer on stress management raised a glass of water and asked, “How heavy is this?” Answers from the audience...

Updated: January 11, 2015, - 02:00 PM

Mackay: Making changes doesn't have to be complicated

One of my favorite “Peanuts” cartoons by Charles Schulz has Charlie Brown saying: “I learned something in school today. I...

Updated: January 04, 2015, - 02:00 PM

Mackay: Laugh your way to success

Life is funny — or at least, I think it should be. Finding humor in everyday things is a gift....

Updated: December 28, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Mackay: Winning friends at the office and at home

For Aristotle, friendship ranked among the highest virtues. It was an essential element in a full, virtuous and worthwhile life....

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

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