Character Is Destiny

If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything. MBA Jungle magazine checked into the ethics of 445 business students and published the results in the December 3, 2001 issue of USA Today newspaper. The results were not encouraging. 13% of the MBA students said they would pay someone off to help close a business deal. 26% would let …

There's No Such Thing As The End Of The Road

When you feel like walking, you need to keep on working. The great violinist Paganini was performing before a most distinguished audience. Suddenly, one of the strings on his violin snapped. The audience gasped, but the master musician continued unruffled to play on the three remaining strings. Snap! A second string broke. Still Paganini played without hesitation. Then, with a …

Pray It Up To Bring It Down

Pray it up to bring it down. This may be the riskiest tip I’ve ever offered. After all, we’ve been taught that we should never discuss religion. Well, believe it or not, today’s tip has nothing to do with religion. It has to do with power–spiritual power. One of the great discoveries of my life is that prayer is not …

Don't Resist Change – Manage It

Complaining that everything is changing too rapidly is like complaining that rocks are hard. It’s true but useless. Almost no one likes change, except perhaps the baby with a dirty diaper. Change is always stressful and challenging. Even good change can be difficult. So it’s no wonder that the two most common responses to change are denial and resistance. Some …