In his 1965 book Countryman, nature journalist Hal Borland deftly captured a sentiment shared by many home gardeners the world over. “Knowing trees,” he wrote, “I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.” There is no arguing with this observation. Particularly when one is referring to crabgrass, and particularly when it has chosen to nestle cozily among the roots of one’s favorite rose bush.
Simply having a unique and potentially lucrative business idea, is in itself, no guarantee of eventual success as an entrepreneur.
Sometimes picking up on an old idea that has been left on the shelf, or someone elses current idea that is not being well executed, can result in better end results.
This excellent article, strongly suggests that it is not the quality of the idea or the originality of the idea that leads to success, but the way in which any idea is executed that determines the eventual outcome.
CHICAGO — The lives of nearly 900 babies would be saved each year, along with billions of dollars, if 90 percent of U.S. women fed their babies breast milk only for the first six months of life, a cost analysis says.
Can Stress Really Kill? Posted June 14th, 2012 by Dr. Efrain Gonzalez & filed under Health. Years ago, I was asked to consult on a patient who was admitted to the Coronary Care Unit. Mr. Y was in his late 60's.
Even though we get tired of the "Well, duh" studies, they really are important for establishing what is "common sense" and what is "common assumption." So. Now we know. Women with high family support and limited pressure to achieve the 'thin and beautiful' ideal have a more positive body image.
Alcohol-free best for baby. Child health expert Professor Fiona Stanley said the number of alcohol-related problems in babies appeared to be rising and the message about drinking while ...A few sips is too much ...
I write about empathy a lot on these pages because it can’t be emphasized enough as a critical skill in business—and one that’s missing from most business interactions (See “The Great Empathy Famine”). Today’s blog provides some specific tips for how to make empathy commonly practiced instead of commonly absent.
Empathy is the Life Blood of Influence
Empathetic listening is the key to being influential. It’s not enough to be smart and well-researched and just plain right, even (especially) when you have the evidence to prove it.
I have watched many boys learn to loathe reading as it becomes a 'sore hand' activity when their teachers expect them to WRITE in response to everything that they read. They are forced to read guided texts that bore them on ...
"When football author Tom Palmer was young he thought he hated reading - all those match reports and football magazines didn't count. Now he explains how major sporting tournaments can be harnessed to change attitudes to reading for life."
Image by mark sebastian (license).Share || “When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and...
Love. It is often one of those words rarely discussed around the leadership table but it needs to be more often. Truly effective leaders understand this concept and they live it out at work and at home every day.
Love is often one of those words rarely discussed around the leadership table but it needs to be more often. I’m not talking about love in the sense of a feeling, I’m talking about how we treat those who we lead. It’s about how we care, encourage, support and empower those around us and it matters… a lot. You see, truly effective leaders understand this concept and they live it out at work and at home every day.
That’s why I am excited about the release of Love Works: Seven Timeless Principles for Effective Leaders by my friend Joel Manby, CEO and President of Herschend Family Entertainment (which operates many national theme parks such as Dollywood, Stone Mountian, and Silver Dollar City).
In the book, Joel, who you may have seen featured on the hit CBS reality-TV series Undercover Boss, shares how leaders at every level can harness the meaning of love, the verb, and improve their culture and bottom line. It is a practical and “how-to” guide for all leaders – whether you lead a company or a carpool.
We can't change direction in our lives until we dig deep and find out what gives our lives meaning. In this guest post, former FBI agent LaRae Quy shares three ways.
Many of us have a love/hate relationship with truth. We tell ourselves we want to know the truth, but we’re very selective about the kind of truth we seek. About others, yes—and usually about world events and situations that impact us directly, but we are less receptive to revelations about ourselves.
In fact, self-knowledge is a two-edged sword because we might find out something about ourselves that we would rather not know. We’ve carefully packaged ourselves to look and act in a manner that ensures success in the world. Our ego has dressed us up for so long that many of us don’t even know how to begin to peel back the layers of illusion to expose cold, hard facts about ourselves.
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