Making The Road Easier For Those That Come After You

You travel the road best when you make it easier to those who come after you. According to an old Chinese story, there was once a rich and powerful emperor. He was a kind and benevolent ruler, who presided over the most beautiful kingdom in the entire world. The only problem was that no one outside the kingdom ever got …

Three Steps To Winning The Cooperation Of Others

“Ask and it shall be given to you.” J.C. Ever since the beginning of time, everyone has asked the same question. Everyone has wondered how they get others to do what they want them to do. In fact every book on leadership, management, parenting, and marriage attempts to answer that question. Well I’ve read hundreds of those books, and some …

The Extraordinary Power of Persuasion

“He who influences the thought of his times influences the times that follow.” Elbert Hubbard When you get right down to it, you probably want a bit more power and influence. And it doesn’t matter if you’re a parent or a politician, a manager or an employee, you want other people to listen to you. You want other people to …

Six Tips For More Effective Meetings

The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side. Milton Berle defined a team meeting as a group of people who “keep minutes and waste hours.” If you agree, you’re in good company. Arthur V. Ciervo, director of public information for Pennsylvania State University, estimated that the average manager spends 14 to 20 hours a …