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

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

The easiest kind of relationship for me is with ten thousand people. The hardest is with one. - Joan Baez

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


In an excerpt from their new book The Leadership Secrets of Billy Graham (Zondervan), Harold Myra and Marshall Shelley observe, "As a middle manager was receiving a promotion, his vice president cryptically said, 'You know what being promoted means, don't you? It means your bad decisions do more damage.'

"Our having positions of influence means more opportunity to do good. But it also means that the costs are higher for failure. No one likes to fail, especially leaders, whose failures produce magnified consequences. Our errors of judgment, and our failures of nerve or vision, affect not just ourselves but also our followers and our cause. Clearly, failure is nothing to take lightly.

"Yet as ski instructors frequently tell their novice students, 'If you don't fall now and then, you're probably not pushing yourself enough.'

"Failure is the inevitable companion of a large vision. No one can take on a significant and difficult challenge without stumbling a few times. The important thing is how we respond. The goal is not a fail-safe record but a pattern of increasing effectiveness.

"David Aikman, analyzing great individuals who shaped the twentieth century, said it well: 'Virtue, after all, often consists not so much in the absence of fault altogether as in the speed and grace with which fault is recognized and corrected.'

The Leadership Secrets of Billy Graham, By Harold Myra and Marshall Shelley, http://isbn.nu/9780310255789

Source: Leader Links, http://www.leaderlinks.com

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Quotes of the Day

There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the labor of thinking. - Thomas A. Edison

A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold. - Ogden Nash

If your parents never had children, chances are you won't, either. - Dick Cavett

I don't mind what Congress does, as long as they don't do it in the streets and frighten the horses. - Victor Hugo

If you would be known, and not know, vegetate in a village; If you would know, and not be known, live in a city. - Charles Caleb Colton

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


As I sat in the waiting room at my doctor's, a man limped out of the examining room with an uncertain look on his face. He then went over to the secretary and asked if he could speak to the doctor again.

When she came out, he said: "Doctor, you said to put a bag of frozen peas on my ankle. I only have mixed vegetables... will they do?"

Submitted by Lorraine

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Have women always bought stuff?

Ovid (43 B.C.-A.D. 18) made the following observation about 2,000 years ago: "Women are always buying something."

Source: ArcaMax - Trivia, http://tinyurl.com/9kf44

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