Together We Can - Values in Action!

#34 Together We Can, Values In Action

To create good, strong, caring relationships in your company, community, or country, go home and practice on your family.  If you want world peace, start by creating peace within a mini-society – your family.  A family almost always mirrors the qulity of our own values back at us quite clearly.

Chop Wood, Carry Water

Together We Can - Values in Action!

#33 Together We Can, Values In Action!

Some succeed because they are destined to.

Others succeed because they are determined to.

Henry Van Dyke

Together We Can - Values in Action!

#32 Together We Can, Values In Action!

At age 40, I visited seven people who had guided me along positive paths when I was a child.  I wanted to thank each one for shaping my life.  To my surprise, only three remembered me.  Like stones dropped in a pool of water, the words of advice you give today may ripple outward into many lives and many tomorrows.

Don Dougherty

Don’s words are so accurate!  Don, you need to know that you didn’t just receive ripples created by seven people, but you dropped many stones in that pool yourself that have propagated ripples to many, many more.  I was fortunate to be one of them.  I met Don over twenty years ago when he coached and mentored me and my team on one of the pinnacle milestones of my career.  We have stayed in contact since then and Don has continued to be a mentor, advisor, and friend to me.  Thanks Don!  No doubt you have given more than you received!

Together We Can - Values in Action!

#31 Together We Can, Values In Action!

Change the world… But where was I to start?  The world is so vast, I shall start with the country I know best, my own.  But my country is so very large.  I had better start with my town.  But my town, too, is large.  I had best start with my street.  No: my family.  Never mind.  I shall start with myself.

Elie Wiesel

Together We Can - Values in Action!

#30 Together We Can, Values In Action!

Deposit generously… When you uphold a commitment to someone or pay a sincere compliment, you make deposits in an emotional bank account.  When you fail to keep a promise or support that person, you make withdrawals.  For teamwork to occur all group members need high emotional bank accounts with each other.