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WITandWISDOM(tm) November 14, 2007
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"Great minds have purposes; others have wishes. Little minds are subdued by misfortunes; but great minds rise above them." - Washington Irving

Source: Maximum Impact, http://www.maximumimpact.com


In his book The Heart of a Leader, author Ken Blanchard points out the need to encourage people along the way, not just at the final destination:

"Many well-intentioned leaders wait to praise their people until they do things exactly right - complete the project or accomplish the goal. The problem here is that they could wait forever. You see "exactly right" behavior is made up of a whole series of approximately right behaviors. It makes more sense to praise progress - it's a moving target.

"Can you imagine standing a child up and saying, "Walk," and when he falls down you say, "I told you to walk!" and then spank him. Of course not. You stand the child up and he wobbles a bit. You shout, "You stood!" and shower him with hugs and kisses. The next day, he wobbles a step and you are all over him with praise. Gradually, the child gains confidence until he finally walks. It's the same with adults. Catch them doing things right - and in the beginning, approximately right is fine."

From The Heart of a Leader by Ken Blanchard, Honor Books, 1999, p. 9

Source: Preaching Now, http://www.preaching.com/newsletter/preachingnow/

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Quotes of the Day

Lawyers, I suppose, were children once. - Charles Lamb

When I was kidnapped, my parents snapped into action. They rented out my room. - Woody Allen

The average person thinks he isn't. - Father Larry Lorenzoni

Source: Quotes of the Day, http://www.quotationspage.com/qotd.html


Isn't golf a wonderful game? I still get upset over a bad shot. But it's silly to let the game get to you. When I miss a shot I think what a beautiful day it is. Then I take a deep breath. That's what gives me the strength to break the club. - Bob Hope

Submitted by Drew

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Just Delete That Folder

If anyone (like me) suggests you delete a folder, but you're not sure if you should -- don't. Instead, rename it or move it to a new folder (mine's cleverly called "Dunno"). If after a week or two everything's still hunky-dory, blow away the folder.

Source: Steve Bass's Tips & Tweaks, http://tinyurl.com/2uroy5

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