Nothing says “Merry Christmas” like cheap crap presents manufactured by first-world companies owned by billionaires, operating in third-world countries employing sweat-shop labour who toil long hours in unsafe working conditions for slave wages. Is this the true meaning of Christmas?
- An organization not built on strong values will crumble like dried hummus.
- An elephant in the room is most destructive when it is ignored.
- Diversity means differences, including of perspectives.
- There is more than one way to do activism.
- Anyone of any age can be totally awesome or totally crappy.
- The perception of who is leading matters as much as who is leading.
- Bigotry is like getting something stuck in your teeth.
- Not taking risks is one of the biggest risks of all.
- If there’s writing on the wall, don’t whitewash it.
- We cannot compare a nonprofit platypus to a for-profit porcupine.
- When we use silver bullets, we often shoot ourselves in the foot.
- Donors are looking for authentic partnerships.
- The squeaky wheel gets the worm, and it is inequitable.
- If no one is listening, it’s probably because you’re not either.
- A unicorn in the hand is worth two working in real estate.
Do yourself a favour, have a laugh and learn!
So what makes a “good speaker” “good”? Well Brett took a cue from nutritionists who – like the Egyptians – created a pyramid long ago that still gets referred to today. Say hello to the public speaking pyramid. It all starts with knowledge. Note the lack of whole grains, dairy or legumes in this pyramid!
“Get your work done, meet your objectives, and do it from wherever you want.”
Really, within reason, does it matter where your employees do their work, as long as they get it done? Work is not a place you go, but something you do. Just remember to be abundantly clear about what their work responsibilities and objectives are.
Here is a sick leave policy that makes uncommon sense.
“We’re all adults here. If you’re sick, please stay home.”
Tom Gardner, CEO and CoFounder of the Motley Fool.
Great advice from one of the greatest of the US presidents – “Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet”. Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865 by John Wilkes Booth. Apparently, according to Seth Grahame-Smith, he was also a renouned vampire hunter.
Work is about a search for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash, for astonishment rather than torpor; in short, for a sort of life rather than a Monday through Friday sort of dying. [Louis “Studs” Terkel, American author, historian, actor, and broadcaster]
Everything I need to know about life, I learned from Noah’s Ark. Don’t miss the boat. Remember that we are all in the same boat. Plan ahead, it wasn’t raining when Noah built the Ark. Stay fit – when you’re 600 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big. Don’t listen to critics – just get on with the job that needs to be done. Build your future on high ground. For safety’s sake, travel in pairs. Speed isn’t always an advantage – the snails were on board with the cheetahs. When you’re stressed, float a while. Remember that the Ark was built by amateurs – the Titanic by professionals! [Anonymous]