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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.” ” – Abraham Lincoln. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. At work, as elsewhere, it is so very hard to understand others, particularly others we don’t “like.”

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination, the whole world opens up to you.” ” – Susan Sarandon. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ].

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“Do It Anyway” If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. People are often unreasonable, irrational and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“The expert in anything was once a beginner.” ” – Helen Hayes. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. At work and elsewhere, it’s wonderful to observe and work with an expert, someone who is fully versed and deeply experienced in a particular field.

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Independence Day

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“The bravest things we do in our lives are usually known only to ourselves.”. – Peggy Noonan. You might not have thought about it, but Lady Liberty always stands by herself. The quest to be free, and to help others be free, is first and foremost an internal quest.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Being honest may not get you a lot of friends, but it’ll always get you the right ones.” ” – John Lennon. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ].

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“Employees join companies but leave managers.” ” – Brigette Hyacinth. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. Are you considering a move to a new employer? Does it seem to be a great career opportunity?

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” ” – Judy Garland. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. A real truth uttered by a truly unique individual.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“When music speaks, everybody understands.” ” – Paolo Petrocelli. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. If there is one universal language, one voice that resonates to all, and one thing that soothes all souls, it is music.

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Memorial Day

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“It is not where you serve, but how you serve.” ” – J. Rubin Clark. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. If you have not visited the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C., please consider doing so.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same.” ” – Carlos Castaneda. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. It’s hard to deny the elemental truth of such a simple statement about the human spirit.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“All you need to grow fine vigorous grass is a crack in your sidewalk.” ” – Will Rogers. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. At work and elsewhere, “weeds” just seem to grow, and exactly where you least want them.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“Who ate your bowl of sunshine, Thundercloud?” ” – Unknown. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ].

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“Two things define you: Your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.” ” – Imam Ali. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ].

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Mother’s Day

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“God could not be everywhere and therefore he invented mothers.”. – Jewish Saying. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. To every mother, grandmother, and great grand-mother out there, THANKS. Today is Your Day. It’s even named after you.

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Cinco de Mayo

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To All Our Friends Who Celebrate. Cinco de Mayo. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. Cinco de Mayo literally translates from Spanish as “Fifth Day of May.”

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“In the halls of justice, the only justice is in the halls.” ” – Lenny Bruce. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. I attended law school, passed the bar exam, and have been an attorney for almost 40 years. I have profound respect for the law and our Courts.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“A goal is not always meant to be reached; It often serves simply as something to aim at.” ” – Bruce Lee. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. Next steps hard to focus on right now? Too much at work seem too fluid to permit you to create a personal plan?

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” ” – Marthe Troly-Curtin. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. Work hard. work fast. work smart. don’t waste time. Each is often touted as a way to become a more productive person.

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On This First Day of Ramadan

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– A Message for All our Friends Who Observe This Holy Month: As the crescent moon is sighted, and the holy month of Ramadan begins, may Allah bless you and your family with happiness and grace you with warmth and peace!! 2021 Alan L. Sklover All Rights Reserved. Commercial Use Prohibited.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“Some pursue success. Others create it.” ” – Unknown. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. This very simple thought – just six brief words – offers a valuable insight into how people go about achieving career success.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.” ” – Sir Edmund Hillary. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ].

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb, but how well you bounce.” ” – Vivian Komori. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. At work, as in all aspects of life, we sometimes “fall down.”

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Happy Easter

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To All our Friends Who Celebrate Easter: The Essential Message Of Easter is Hope. Is there any better Message to Celebrate? Happy Easter! 2021 Alan L. Sklover. All Rights Reserved. The post Happy Easter appeared first on Sklover Working Wisdom. Uncategorized Recent Posts

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“The deep roots never doubt spring will come.” ” – Marty Rubin. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ].

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A Passover Thought

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If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. To All Our Friends Who Celebrate. Passover: The name of the Passover holiday is derived from a prayer that the Angel of Death “passes over” each of our homes, sparing each of us the grief that comes from loss of our loved ones.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“In business as in life, you don’t get what you deserve. You get what you negotiate.” ” – Chester Karrass. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. And, of course, it is true at work, as well.

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Saint Patrick’s Day

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To All Our Friends Of Irish Descent, and All Who are Blessed with the Irish Spirit: “May you have all the happiness and luck that life can hold — And at the end of all your rainbows may you find a pot of gold.” ” Happy St. Paddy’s Day. from All of Us at. SkloverWorkingWisdom.com.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“I’m not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know that I’m not dumb. I also know I’m not blonde.” ” – Dolly Parton. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. Whether at work or elsewhere, it sure is easier to be “just you.”

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Education is the most powerful weapon that you can use to change the world.” ” – Nelson Mandela. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. In every aspect of life, education is empowering. In the workplace, it is empowering “on steroids.”

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“Need a Work Document from HR? Afraid to Ask? – Here’s How”

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“A secret spoken finds wings.”. – Robert Jordan. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. ACTUAL CASE HISTORIES : At least once a week, we receive a call from an employee seeking counsel on moving from one job to another.

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We’re pleased to offer another new “Model Letter”:

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Request for a Copy of Work Document(s) to HR (Contains Good Reasons Both for the Request, and Why the Request Cannot be Shared with Others.). If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ].

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Happiness is like a boomerang – give it to others and it comes back to you.” ” – Jesse Das. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. At work, and everywhere else, life lately has surely been a bit more difficult and daunting.

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President’s Day

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If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. “A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” ” – Max Lucado. The Presidency is a kind of podium. It is an opportunity to lead.

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Happy Valentine’s Day

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If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. On this. Valentine’s Day. We wish all of you. To have. A loved one, To be. A loved one, and. To be One. Who loves. All of us LOVERS at Sk LOVE rWorkingWisdom.

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Chinese New Year

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If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. On This First Day of the Chinese New Year – A Message for all our Friends, Regardless of Ancestry: Legend has it that in ancient times, Buddha asked all of the animals to meet him on Chinese New Year.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“You never change anything by fighting the existing. To change something, build a new model and make the existing obsolete.” ” – Buckminster Fuller. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ].

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

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“Faith is the ultimate strength.” ” – Dr. Charles S. Johnson. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. Recently, our Thoughts for the Work Week have focused on dealing with adversity at work, home and elsewhere.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” ” – Winston Churchill. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. Sometimes this life is so hard that it’s tempting to just quit.

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Chinese New Year

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On This First Day of the Chinese New Year – A Message for all our Friends, Regardless of Ancestry: Legend has it that in ancient times, Buddha asked all of the animals to meet him on Chinese New Year. Twelve came, and Buddha named a year after each one.

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“At Work, Always Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth”

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“If you’re not careful, the bow on a gift box can strangle you.”. – Unknown. ACTUAL CASE HISTORY : Jordan was an Assistant VP of Customer Relations for a large manufacturer of Medical Equipment. He’d been in the industry for six years, ever since his college graduation.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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“When I marched in Selma, I felt my legs were praying.” ” – Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. Every now and then there appears a person who reminds us of our highest aspirations.

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Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“If you find a face mask to be too uncomfortable, it is not likely you will find a ventilator any easier.” ” – Stephanie, an Emergency Room Nurse. What more is there to say? Some people don’t like wearing car seat belts, and feel it is an infringement on their freedom.

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