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drive kindly

"To tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world. Let us dedicate ourselves to that."Aeschylus & Robert F. Kennedy Sometimes when I’m keynoting an event, because of the…
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how to write better email

Shorten it. Write clearly. Start with the most important point and continue with other points in descending order of importance. Don’t assume you’ll be given a level of attention that even your fam…
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fat & formal

I give words a lot of attention. It’s how I eat. At this point in my life … with more than a half-century of hearing, reading, saying, and writing words … I generally like short, simple, and easy…
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that's not what i meant

I called to place a take-out order for lunch.“And what’s the name?” he asked.“Sam,” I said.“I’m sorry. What was that?”“Sam.”“I’m really sorry. I didn’t hear you.”“My name is Sam ... as in Green Eggs a…
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take more

"One benefit of risking failure ... the risk of success.” Sam Parker | Asshole Push your luck. Avoid learned helplessness. More below. Don't miss the extra thought. Encourage more action…
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others

"So then you decide, 'Well, I'm sick of myself. I'm going to think of how other people can be happy. I'm going to get up in the morning and think, What can I do for even one other person, even a…
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the listening challenge

"No single characteristic reveals as much about a person as their ability to pay attention to others." Gordon Livingston | 1938 – 2016 | American psychiatrist & writer I shared an aspirational…
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to be honest

“This is one of the hallmarks of a leader - having the courage to speak up despite others' moods or discouragement.” Robert Coles | 1929 - American writer and psychiatrist Presidential Med…
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truth

Do you know the fable 'The Emperor's New Clothes? I always thought I did, but it really goes much further than I knew (10-minute read, tops). It’s about truth, conviction, and being valuable.…
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