Principles of Achievement

Born in 1883, Napoleon Hill spent his life lecturing and writing the motivational classics The Laws of Success and Think & Grow Rich.  

Do you have an idea about how it should be done?

Do you have an idea about how it should be done

While waiting for an appointment last week, I overheard an employee complaining to his supervisor.  The frustrated employee was full of criticisms and getting more and more worked up as he went through his litany of gripes.  When he ran out of steam and paused, the supervisor responded.  “I hear you.  Do you have an idea about how it should

Zero to Hero?

Zero to Hero

Whether you believe in luck or not, there’s something to be said for being in the right place at the right time.  Was Steve Jobs lucky?  Jeff Bezos?  How about Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) in the 2008 movie Slumdog Millionaire? 

July Question of the Month – Top 3 Answers

Here are the top three answers for July’s Around the Table Question of the Month: “Do you ever ask your vendors to participate in events at your company? In what ways?” 

How Far Will You Go?

What determines what we will achieve in life? It’s a question that has plagued people for ages.  One indicator is mental toughness: resilience against attack, calmness in the face of uncertainty, persistence through pain, focus amid chaos. Here are three videos – each an example of mental toughness.

It Doesn’t Matter What You Say

It doesn't matter what you say

Have you ever told a friend or co-worker something only to later find that they completely misunderstood you – or never heard you at all?  We often share important information that isn’t properly received, even when the conversation happens in a private setting at close range.  How does this happen? 

5 Myths on the Importance of Company Culture

5 Myths on the Importance of Company Culture

Southwest Airlines’ enviable corporate culture includes appreciation, recognition and celebration.  Many have tried to emulate it but without the commitment that makes it a success.  Ginger Hardage, their recently retired Sr. Vice President of Culture and Communications shared five myths at Leadercast Live 2019. 

Can I Get Away With That?

Serving on our local electric cooperative board (East Central Energy) is an honor and a responsibility.  I take it very seriously.  We are the stewards of our members’ investment in their electric utility.  Controversy over decisions made by the CEO and directors of Crow Wing Power recently received front page coverage in the Brainerd Dispatch.  It begs the question: How could good