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Attitude–The Decisive Difference in Leadership

“It is one’s attitude at the beginning of a difficult undertaking which, more than anything else, will determine its successful outcome” wrote William James, often called “the father of modern psychology.”

Today’s Bible reading, Numbers 12-14, is a great illustration of that fact. It describes a familiar Bible narrative when Israel stood on the brink of inheriting the land of Canaan. Moses sent out 12 men to spy out the land and their report resulted in death and disaster for Israel.

By the way, do you know how many men of war died during the wilderness wanderings? (I’ll give you the answer at the end of this post). Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Appreciation

There is a Chinese legend about a group of elderly, cultured gentlemen who met often to exchange wisdom and drink tea. Each host tried to find the finest and most costly varieties, to create exotic blends that would arouse the admiration of his guests.

One day when the most venerable and respected of the group entertained, he served his tea with unprecedented ceremony, measuring the leaves from a golden box. The assembled epicures praised this exquisite tea. Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Share

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An elderly couple walked into McDonald’s holding hands and ordered one value meal with an extra cup.

A lady in the corner of the restaurant watched the sweet couple as took their meal and sat in a booth.  The old gentlemen gently cut the sandwich in half.  Counted out the fries in two separate but equal piles.  Then poured half the drink into the extra cup,

Thinking they were on a limited income and couldn’t afford two meals, the lady walked over and offered to buy them another meal.  Continue reading

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