What Would Dale Carnegie Do?

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I always find it helpful to read Dale Carnegie's timeless book, How To Win Friends And Influence People at least once a year. I think it is especially helpful this time of year as we celebrate the holidays with office parties and get togethers. Here are ten things that I've gleaned from this timeless tome. When you meet someone, make eye contact and smile. A great way to do … [Read more...]

Is It A Dream Or Just Fantasy?

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Growing up I used to have many dreams where I was flying. In the dream it was easy. I would just jump and flap my arms a few times and instantly I was flying through the air. The cool thing was I could instantly fly over my house and down the street. I could go high or low and I could easily land on a rooftop or telephone pole. I was like superman without all the fanfare. … [Read more...]

Are Your Talents Buried?

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In the book of Matthew in the Bible, Jesus tells his disciples a parable about a man going on a journey. This man entrusts his servants with "talents" before he leaves. To the first servant he gives five talents To the second servant he gives two talents To the third servant he gives one talent A talent in those days was a considerable sum of money, worth thousands of dollars … [Read more...]

In Praise of a Great Teacher

Have you ever been in a class that was so impactful that you came away so excited that you wanted to tell all of your friends about it? Have you had a teacher with the extraodinary talent to keep you totally immersed in the subject, where everything just seems to click? Have you had a teacher take the extra time to find out your needs and to personally help you with a project … [Read more...]

Learning In A Flattened World

Thomas Friedman's sobering new book, "The World is Flat," is a must read for students and career minded individuals. Friedman explains that the effects of globalization and the advent of cheap communications are having a "flattening effect" on the world.  Work that involves the transfer of data or phone communications can now be done as easily by a worker in Bangalore … [Read more...]