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Monthly Archives: May 1991

Prescription for a Long Life

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The fear of the LORD adds length to life, but the years of the wicked are cut short. PROVERBS 10:27 Why does the fear of the Lord add length to life? One reason has to do with stress. When I (Tom) worked as a truck driver many years ago, I […]

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Summarizing Principles

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0. Most people greatly desire the respect of the people they work with. 1. Giving someone respect need not be over complicated or risky. 2. We all deserve a basic level of respect as members of the human race. 3. The respect employees receive gives them the freedom to perform […]

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The Power of Positive Company

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I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the LORD.” PSALM 122:1 Take a moment and reflect on your closest colleagues, those people with whom you work most closely and those who know you best. It is probably a half- dozen men or […]

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DRIVING THOUGHT

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The Power of One means that I keep a close watch on how I think about power and how I use it.

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TAKING ACTION

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Standing up without always standing out involves at least three critical phases: ● Embrace a set of convictions The men who succeed best in public life are those who take the risk of standing by their own convictions.—James Abram Garfield 1. What is the difference between a conviction and an […]

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Let It Go

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Hope deferred makes the heart sick. PROVERBS 13:12 Have you ever waited for something for a very long time, constantly hoping that it would come to fruition? Maybe you were anticipating the offer of a better job. Maybe you were hoping your boss would follow through on her promise to […]

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Responding When Life Gets Dark and Lonely

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The Book of Job contains what could be thought of as the most complete psycho-analysis of any individual in the Bible. As Job sat in the ash heap, overwhelmed with pain unlike any of us have known, his friends put his life under the microscope and brutally examined its most […]

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Drilling Down

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Most of the world thought they had lost a treasured businessman of international repute when Armand Hammer died in December of 1990. He had built Occidental Petroleum into a worldwide powerhouse, and as chairman of the board, he consummated deals while globe-trotting in his private Boeing 727 jet. He was […]

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Summarizing Principles

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1. Practicing the Power of One usually has a price tag connected to it. 2. Sustainable ethics require that top management buy in and everyone be a personal champion. 3. Although calculating the return on ethics isn’t always an easy thing, we usually feel and acknowledge it deep in our […]

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Fast

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Speed wins (usually). In 1884, German inventor Paul Nipkow patented the “Nipkow disc,” a device able to divide a picture into a mosaic of points and lines. It was the essential scanning method needed for video transmission and thus has earned Nipkow the sobriquet “the father of television.” The patent […]

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