Your Most Important Role – Growing People

your most important role

There is more to creating a successful business than developing a plan and increasing revenues.  Your most important role doesn’t involve numbers; your most important role is growing people.

Warren Buffet Knows About Profit

warren buffet story

While in high school, Warren Buffet and a friend bought a used nickel pinball machine for $25.  They arranged to install it in a barbershop, offering the barber a no-risk proposition – they would split all the profits evenly.  Buffet thought customers waiting for a haircut might like something to do.  He was right. 

Exceptional

How can we tell when we meet an “exceptional” person? Exceptional people thrive not because of what has been done to them, but how they reacted.  They are self-aware, which allows for growth within themselves and others.

You Can’t Be What You Can’t See

The title of today’s Raven Cue is a quote by Marian Wright Edelman, Founder & President of the Children’s Defense Fund. “Children believe they can succeed when they have successful role models they can relate to.”

No One Did Anything Until an Extraordinary Leader Stepped Up

extraordinary-leader

Natalie Gilbert was 13 when she won the promotion to sing the National Anthem at the Rose Garden, home of the Portland Trail Blazers basketball team.  On the day of the game she woke up feeling sick, but she knew the show must go on.  As she stood center court in front of 20,000 fans, she started singing.

Is friction a bad thing?

In the physical world, friction allows us to accomplish many everyday tasks: running, driving a car up a hill, even sitting on a chair. It’s a necessary part of our lives.  But when we think of friction among people, most of us have learned to think of it as a negative force, a clash of wills or opinions that makes

Rawhide and Processes

Process – a series of actions or steps taken to achieve a particular end.  The clearer the process, the more efficient the operation.  Thriving businesses depend on successful processes.

Kittens and Experts – Lessons from Everyday Life

We recently replaced our front door as well as the timbers that were supporting it.  About a month ago one of our outdoor cats had given birth to three kittens. The kittens are still shy around people. I warned my husband and the carpenter to be careful during the construction, to ensure no kittens got under the house as they would