In my father’s day, the traditional adornment of the reporter;s cubicle was a girlie calendar. Since he covered the doings at the state capitol, a rather more elevated venue than the usual reporter’s beat, he eschewed the slovenly look and went for a more sophisticated image. The walls of his office-or what passed for his office, a broom closet int he capitol building-were covered with “sayings.”
I picked up the habit. Obviously.
There are worse ones.
- If I had to name the single characteristic shared by all the truly successful people I’ve met in my lifetime, I’d have to say it’s the ability to create and nurture a network of contacts.
- You don’t have to know everything as long as you know the people who do.
- As the world changes, one thing will remain constant: the relationships you develop over a lifetime.
- You can’t stop the world from changing, but one thing is always within your control: the strength of your relationships with others.
- Put your memory where your mouth is. If you want to impress people with how much you care, show them how much you remember.
- One of the biggest mistakes you can make inn your career is being afraid to ask for help.
Mackay’s Maxim: A good aphorism might not solve the problem, but it sure makes you feel better.