Category Archives: Leadership

Unusual Thanks

There is an unusual monument in Enterprise, Alabama. It honors the Mexican boll weevil. In 1895, the boll weevil began to destroy the major crop of the region, cotton. In desperation to survive, the farmers had to diversify, and by … Continue reading

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Fair Enough

At a party, a doctor who was chatting with a lawyer was interrupted by a woman who insisted on telling the doctor about a pain in her leg and asking him what to do about it. The doctor advised her, … Continue reading

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This Is the Way

E. Stanley Jones tells of a missionary who got lost in an African jungle—nothing around him but bush and a few cleared places. He found a native hut and asked the native if he could lead him out of the … Continue reading

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Danger Ahead!

A hiker in Yosemite National Park was killed Sunday when struck by falling rock and ice. Officials had closed the trail due to the hazardous conditions. The trail closure was clearly marked, but the hiker ignored the warning and suffered … Continue reading

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Easy for Me to Say!

I was once watching a sports announcer on television as he offered his view of something that had happened in the sports world. I don’t recall whether he was talking about a certain player, a particular team or a play … Continue reading

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Determination

Ignacy Jan Paderewski was asked by a fellow pianist if he could be ready to play a recital on short notice. The famous musician replied: “I am always ready. I have practiced eight hours daily for forty years.” The other … Continue reading

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Reliable

I once read about a man who lived in Long Island, New York, in the early 1900s. This fellow was an amateur meteorologist. He once ordered a barometer from a mail-order company and anxiously awaited the arrival of his purchase. … Continue reading

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Cruise Control

On a recent cruise to the Caribbean, I saw a couple of different people wearing a T-shirt with this message—I HAVE NO CRUISE CONTROL, IT’S LIKE THEY JUST BOOK THEMSELVES! Those who enjoy cruises and have been on several of them appreciate … Continue reading

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Fasten Seat Belt

When Muhammad Ali was in his prime as a heavyweight prizefighter, he was on an airplane that was about to take off. When the flight attendant reminded him to fasten his seat belt, he brashly replied, “Superman don’t need no … Continue reading

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Risking Much

Some unknown person once wrote the following about taking risks: “To laugh is to risk appearing the fool. To weep is to risk appearing sentimental. To reach out for another is to risk involvement. To expose feelings is to risk … Continue reading

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