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Monthly Archives: October 1996

Winning

Luck is not predictable advantage. A. G. Lafley, CEO of Procter & Gamble, gives businesspeople this simple but crucial piece of advice: “Play to win, rather than simply to compete.”24 Your strategy might be interesting and engrossing for its own sake. But never forget that its purpose is to achieve […]

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Walk with Caution

Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. ECCLESIASTES 5:1 One of the evidences of wisdom is the ability to think in broad conceptual terms as well as in daily practical realities. A wise individual can traffic in the ideas of theology and philosophy, but he also […]

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Stirred, Not Shaken

Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot he shaken but endures forever. PSALM 125:1 Who doesn’t want to be calm, cool, and collected? To walk through the trials and tribulations of life without anxiety? To ease the fears of others when the sky is falling? […]

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Success Warning

[D]o not let [the wicked’s] plans succeed, or they will become proud. PSALM 140:8 We live in a day and age of success. Chances are, you are working right now in a competitive environment, trying to get ahead, to make your goals, to close a deal, or to earn another […]

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Summarizing Principles

1. People deserve to be trusted until they have proven repeatedly that they cannot be trusted. 2. Trusting others is good for them and good for us. 3. Trust is the foundation of all good relationships. 4. The greater degree of sustained integrity that is displayed in an individual, the […]

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Driving Thought

The Power of One means that I come to grips with the fact that others will treat me unfairly sometimes—but that won’t deter me from the golden walk.

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17. An Ounce of Prevention…

You work for a small company that is planning to offer a new service that, currently, no other businesses offer. In interviewing for a job with another company, however, you learned that this other company (a much larger one than your current company) will begin offering the same service within […]

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10. Supermarket Showdown

You are the manager at the local grocery store, and you run an ad in the paper proclaiming, “Lean ground beef, $2.12/lb.” The next day, you’re called to the front where an angry customer shows you that the meat is actually marked $0.12/lb, and explains that she feels the cashier […]

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