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Setting And Maintaining High Standards of Performance

By Mark Morgan Ford | 04/16/2002

“The only way to succeed is to make people hate you.” – Josef von Sternberg If you read almost anything in the mainstream media about management or leadership, you’ll see lots of advice about making your employees happy.Listen to their problems and concerns. Create a positive atmosphere. Give them the…


Don’t Let What Went Wrong with Islam Go Wrong with You

By Mark Morgan Ford | 01/18/2002

Bernard Lewis, the Western World’s foremost Islamic historian (whose new book “What Went Wrong: Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response” is scheduled to be published this month), has an interesting view of Islamic history that provides a lesson to anyone interested in success. Lewis says, “For many, many centuries, the…


Promise #10 For The New Year: To Be A Better Person

By Mark Morgan Ford | 11/12/2001

I’’m truly impressed. It’’s Friday, and you’’ve been with me for 10 straight workdays. You have read and reread your resolutions countless times. Most importantly, you’’ve had a chance to think about them in new and I hope deeper ways – and to add to them. You are in the…

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Five Secrets of Wealth Building

By Mark Morgan Ford | 07/7/2001

You can acquire a multimillion-dollar net worth by doing just five things that promote wealth building throughout your life and work.

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Life After 50: You’re Never Too Old To Succeed

By Mark Morgan Ford | 03/23/2001

Some say that life begins at 50. But if you are older than that, take inspiration from friends and these other oldsters who accomplished more after 70.


Chronic Takers – How to Get Them Out of Your Life

By Early To Rise | 03/21/2001

Source out the chronic takers in your life and work and take these steps to eliminate their negative impact on your own success and happiness.


More On Pinching Your Pennies

By Early To Rise | 02/28/2001

I can tell what kind of retirement plan an entrepreneur has from the car he drives,” says Jonathan Pond, NBC’s guru financial planner. “To spend is human,” he says, “but to save is divine.” According to Pond (who drives a Toyota Camry and refuses to buy a cell phone), most…


Why You Should Listen More And Talk Less When You Want To Impress

By Mark Morgan Ford | 01/31/2001

We’’ve often cited Dale Carnegie on “winning friends.” Carnegie believed that listening well makes you appear to be a better conversationalist than does speaking well — and that it’’s certainly better than speaking too much. He told a good story about sitting next to an important businessman at dinner and…


Praise Behavior, Not People, for Best Results

By Mark Morgan Ford | 01/29/2001

I was given a great insight into the skill of praise yesterday. It’s going to make me a better manager of talented people — and maybe a better father. Perhaps it will work for you too. MN and I were talking about a problem you sometimes encounter when you praise…

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Why You Should Get Rid Of Your TV

By Mark Morgan Ford | 01/26/2001

Why high-achievers are getting rid of their TVs, finding more time and energy, and one technique that lets you keep your favorite show.


Why You Need Professional Management

By Mark Morgan Ford | 01/24/2001

I was talking to someone the other day about how many people you can manage well. Experts say it is six, seven, or eight. My own experience confirms this. At times, I’’ve had more than a dozen people reporting to me — and it wasn’’t good. I was not able…


Start Your Little Black Book Of Powerful Contacts

By Mark Morgan Ford | 01/23/2001

Your Rolodex and/or address book contains all the numbers you may eventually need to call. But you need another book — a very special book — to keep vital information on your power system. Your power system comprises all the powerful people you know who can make a positive difference…