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Donald Trump On English Grammar

Donald Trump’s Best Words: “Badly” Trump recently said to a reporter; “I feel badly for Paul Manafort.” What is good grammar, badly or bad? We found this answer in The English Language & Usage Stack Exchange: “I feel badly” would … Continue reading

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Political Wisdom: Unusual Quotations

Unusual Quotations: The Difficultly Of Behaving Wisely. “History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.”  —Abba Eban, Israel’s Foreign Minister, in 1970 I love this quotation. It is abundantly true. Evidence of … Continue reading

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Parenting:If Your Kids Say They’re Bored

Parental Advice: If Your Kids Say They’re Bored If you’re a parent, you’ve doubtless heard it scores of times: “I’m bored.” I just read a thoughtful piece on boredom by Pamela Paul, an editor at The New York Times. Paul … Continue reading

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If You Suffer A Setback Or Painful Defeat, What You Say

What You Say If You Suffer A Setback Or Painful Defeat By Gene Griessman One of my books—-“The Achievement Factors”—tells the story of some of the most successful people of our time. Their names are synonymous with success: US Presidents, … Continue reading

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Art, creativity, and inspiration: Unusual Quotations

Art, creativity, inspiration, and intuition:  Where Does Great Art Come From, And How?   Wassily Kandinsky “Every artist knows, who works with feeling, how suddenly the right form flashes upon him…a true work of art must be like an inspiration.” … Continue reading

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How To Introduce A High-profile Speaker

How To Introduce A High-Profile Speaker Such As A Religious Leader Or Politician: An Example    By Gene Griessman, PhD Recently I was asked to introduce Ken Futch,  a Hall of Fame professional speaker. Afterward Futch told me it was … Continue reading

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Lack Of Civility

The Importance Of Being Polite                       By Gene Griessman Over fifty years ago,  in 1964, a Canadian poet by the name of F. R. Scott wrote the remarkable poem below about … Continue reading

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How To Express Appreciation To Someone Who Helped You

What You Say To Someone Who Helped You Here is a simple little phrase I discovered that’s a keeper.  Use it in a note, letter, or text.  It’s a special way to say thank you.  “I lack the words to adequately … Continue reading

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How To Change The Subject

How To Change The Subject           By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Terri Gross,  host of NPR’s “Fresh Air” offers this advice if you’re being interviewed for a job or if you’re on radio or TV and it’s … Continue reading

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How To Delegate Effectively

What you say when you delegate and want to stay involved Two partners at a big law firm are on the phone in an episode of the CBS classic “The Good Wife.” One partner is heavily involved in another project … Continue reading

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