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It was a cold winter.  The hedgehogs, realizing the situation, decided to bunch together to keep warm.  However, the quills from each hedgehog pierced their next-door neighbors, so they decided to move apart.  But then they started to freeze and die alone, so they made the decision to cuddle back together and live with the little
Germs can run rampant in a workplace, but so can another problem.  Researchers at the University of Florida, presenting their findings in the"Journal of Psychology," say that rudeness can be contagious.The researchers followed 90 graduate business students as they practiced negotiation techniques over seven weeks, switching partners several
Readers of this column know that I am a big fan of Dale Carnegie, the master of making friends.  I carry a poem from one of his books with me and often share it when I am speaking to groups.  It's called "The Value of a Smile," and I hope you learn as much from it as I have."It costs nothing, but creates much.  It enriches those who
A new year often brings new beginnings.  I was intrigued to discover how one company used a novel way to motivate employees to think about new ways of doing things.Here is the approach practiced by Chiyoji Misawa, who founded the largest home builder in Japan, Misawa Homes, more than 50 years ago.  He "died" at least once every decade to
A little girl asked to see the president of a large company.  She explained that her club was raising money and asked if he would contribute.Smiling, he laid a quarter and a dollar bill on his desk and said, "Take whichever one you want."The little girl said, "My mother taught me to take the smallest piece, but I'll take this piece of paper
I am a movie fanatic and love to go whenever I get a chance.  It doesn't hurt that I have a son who is a film director in Hollywood.  Plus I had the pleasure of serving on Robert Redford's Sundance Institute Board for 14 years.  I've observed that we can learn a lot from the movies.  For example, lighting a single match in

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