Churchill said, “Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them
pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.” That may be
a common response to truth, but it places those who respond thusly on the road
I once read the story of a young woman who wanted to go to
college, but her heart sank when she read the question on the application that
asked, “Are you a leader?” Being both honest and conscientious, she wrote, “No,”
and returned the...
Clovis Chappell, a minister from a century back, used to tell the story of
two steamboats. They left Memphis about the same time, traveling down the
Mississippi River to New Orleans. As they traveled side by side, sailors from
one vessel made a...
The boss drives his men; the leader
coaches them. The boss depends upon authority; the
leader on good will. The boss inspires fear; the leader
inspires enthusiasm. The boss says “I;” the leader, “We.” The boss fixes the blame...
Dwight Morrow, the father of Anne Morrow
Lindbergh, once held a dinner party to which Calvin Coolidge had been invited.
After Coolidge left, Morrow told the remaining guests that Coolidge would make
a good president. The others disagreed. They...
“You would think that because Joshua was a man of God,
had successfully led the children of Israel against the Canaanites, and had
been victorious, that the Israelites would tell him that he could pick out any
spot he wanted in which to settle....
Herman Edwards is the colorful and witty coach
who was with the Kansas City Chiefs. When it came to his thoughts on teamwork
he said, “The players that play on this football team will play for the name on
the side of the helmet and not the name...