Don’t Retaliate

  Unfortunately, people are going to hurt you.  Sometimes they will hurt you intentionally and sometimes without intention.  Co-workers, supervisors, direct reports, suppliers, even trusted advisers will do or say things that harm or abuse you and make you want to retaliate.  But don’t.  Taking the high road and just letting it go will be […]

Planning vs. Action

Somebody once said “Action without planning is the cause of every failure”.  What about planning without action?  Doesn’t that cause failure as well? We would think so. Let’s look at each of these: Being impulsive and jumping into action without planning is a fools game.  Rarely can you expect success with this habit on anything […]

Fred Picker’s shovel

  When you meet with people, give them respect.  Respect their time, their money, and their possessions.  Take pains to value their priorities even if they are different than yours.  This is common courtesy and it’s good business. Years ago I was a young man working on a building project and needed a shovel.  My […]

No more complaining

Complaining will no longer be accepted here.  All complainers are being asked to cease that habit and replace it with more positive thoughts and words.  Your complaints irritate the rest of us. They lower productivity and make small problems bigger while erasing progress. However, the BIGGEST reason we will no longer permit complaining is because […]