Why Dogs Live Less Than Human! – Author Unknown

Robert Terson

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife, Lisa, and their little boy, Shane, were all very attached to Belker and they were hoping for a miracle. I examined Belker and found he was dying. I told the family we couldn’t do […]

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Networking Best Practices (for Getting and Excelling at Your Job) – by Sue Schnorr

I saw something highly unusual yesterday and I want to share it. It was a detailed and sincere thank you note. John Luce sent a “Landing Notice” to his network and thanked many of the people who have helped in along the way. I had the good fortune to meet John through a Search Team I […]

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You Need to Concentrate on Providing Value, Not Making a Sale

Robert Terson

I once had an unusual beginning with a new Twitter follower–@evolutionfiles.  He goes by the nickname Bear and is a branding, graphics-design, website-design expert, and all-around great guy.  You can find him at www.evolutionfiles.com.  As I always do with new Twitter followers, I sent Bear some personal direct messages thanking him for following and offering […]

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“You’re in sales, you’re too stupid to understand.” – by Michael Harris

When I asked for more details on how a customer could use our product, Tim, our Managing Director, joked: “Michael, you’re in sales, you’re too stupid to understand.” But the sad thing was that this was what he, and his delivery team really believed. And when I wanted customer stories, I only got the watered […]

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If You’ll Help Others, it’ll Benefit You

Robert Terson

In five and a half years of social networking I’ve literally connected with over a couple thousand people, have actually spoken to a few hundred of them and count quite a large number of those individuals as friends. Truly amazing, wouldn’t you say? I would! One of the lessons I’ve learned from all this social […]

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Finding Happiness – Author Unknown

Robert Terson

Once a group of 50 people was attending a seminar. Suddenly the speaker stopped and started giving each person a balloon. Each one was asked to write his/her name on it using a marker pen. Then all the balloons were collected and put in another room. Now these delegates were let in that room and […]

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Winning As a Team – by Sean O’Neil

This was written a few short years ago by Sean O’Neil I played in a wiffle ball tournament with my 13-year-old twin sons this past weekend. The tournament was set on an artificial turf field on a soupy end-of-summer day. Team O’Neil decided it would play in the tournament’s “competitive” division. We were excited. We’d […]

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What’s Your Choice, Glorious Victory or a Lifetime of Agonizing Regret?

Robert Terson

By now regular readers of this site know how much I love poignant quotations; I use them all the time to, hopefully, inspire you, enlighten you, cause you to think. Here’s one from Sydney Smith I think is apropos for today’s blog: “Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is […]

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Are Great Leaders Born…Or Are They Made? – by Nikolaus Kimla

In my last blog I covered the necessity for great leaders, especially in today’s digital world in which examples are readily seen and so must be set. I described in general terms some of the qualities that make up a great leader. This leads to a pertinent question: How do such leaders come about? Are they […]

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Alas, We’re Hardest on Those We Love

Robert Terson

A dear friend of mine—we’ll call her Joan—has three grown children, two daughters and a son; all are happily married with children of their own; all are living successful lives, which, in my opinion, is concrete evidence that Joan and her husband did a fine job of raising them. The older daughter, the middle child—let’s […]

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