Words Matter. Watch Your Mouth. It Will Determine Your Destiny.

Pastor Virgil Reed often spoke of the French Creole concept of lagniappe … a practice in Louisiana where a store clerk gives the customer “just a little bit more” than they paid for … some small gift that expressed appreciation for their business. And that “little bit more” made all the difference in creating more positive relationships. Decades later, his …

Ten Christmas Gifts That Will Never Be Forgotten

Whatever your beliefs, we’re about to end one year and start another. And at this time of the year, people from across the world give gifts. It’s a wonderful way to show love and appreciation and build your relationships at home and even on the job. However, the original meaning of the season has been forgotten by so many people. …

3 Ways You Can Join The People-Skills Revolution

Compassion. Candor. Transparency. Communication. Engagement. Balance. Twenty years ago such attributes would’ve been seen as a waste of time. Today, in a world of enormous change, those same attributes are seen as critically important for anyone who needs to build trust and lead others. Quite simply, there’s a People-Skills Revolution going on. Because we’ve seen too many people get promoted …

How to Turbocharge Your Achievements With 4 Sentences

If you were asked to summarize your life in six words, what would you say? Supposedly the great author, Ernest Hemingway, was asked that question. He wrote: “For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Worn.” How sad. Others who have taken on the challenge have offered funnier six-word legacies. Among them, Teaching 18-year-olds poetry; pray for me. Sketchy past has people drawing …