Walking to an afternoon meeting, Charlotte reached for the stairwell door. “That door’s blocked,” Bill said. But Charlotte had used it an hour earlier. Ignoring Bill’s caution, she pushed it open.
The next sound they heard was the crash of the door hitting a workman’s ladder. Then a paint can hitting the floor...
When I say “Charles Schulz”—you picture the creator of the Peanuts comic strip. For decades, this gentle cartoonist brightened lives with his wit and wisdom.
When Charles retired, Peanuts appeared across the world in more than twenty-six hundred newspapers. But where Charles ended up is less to my point...
Young Winston struggled in school. He failed the entrance exam twice before entering Britain’s military academy.
His early success in politics gave way to midlife failure. And in the mind of the public, his career was ended. Of course, we all know Winston Churchill went on to become England’s prime minister...
Adults were critical of young Al. His energy was—well—boundless. His questions were endless. These days, people would call him A-D-D. In his day, teachers called him “addled.”
Jason finally had enough. His officemate and frequent work partner would have to be confronted. “Your delays make us miss deadline after deadline,” Jason said. “And I’m sorry to have to tell you.”
The coworker pushed back from his keyboard and took a deep breath. “Jason,” he said, “I’m late...
From his work in sales, Paul could look ahead and see serious problems in the company’s path—problems obvious to him but ignored by those around him. So Paul raised the issue with top management...and for his trouble, his colleagues ignored him.
After a while, they ridiculed him. Eventually, they marginalized him....
High Calling radio spots air daily across the U.S., but Mike does more than listen. Each week in an employee meeting, he replays a spot. And each week, Mike and his employees discuss how that topic, that message, relates to their workdays.
“Howard Butt mentions the power of tone of voice,” one employee offers. “That...
Jim’s employees loved his availability. A project running late? Jim made time to help. Personal problem? Jim made time to listen. Middle manager in a quandary? Count on Jim to sit down and advise.
The only person Jim ever shortchanged was Jim. And when burnout and health problems finally tripped him up, no one was surprised. To...
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“Be still and know that I am God!” There are few verses in the whole Bible that I need to remember more than this one. Unfortunately, I am wired for anything other than stillness in knowing that God... Read More +