LENOX RECOMMENDS -- ARTICLES THAT CAUGHT OUR EYE / LATE AUGUST 2018

 

PRODUCTIVTY

 

The Garage Group of Cincinnati is on a roll.  Number 945 on the 2018 Inc. 5000 List

http://www.thegaragegroup.com

 

 

INTERESTING FACTS!

 

Ever wonder who serves on the Board of Directors of the 50 Largest US Companies? Here is a little insight that you will find very interesting!

 

 

BUSINESS

 

Looking for a good book? Check out this list of the 5 best investing books you may not have heard of.

 

 

PERSONAL GROWTH

 

In a world moving so fast, it's easy to lose hold of the values that propel us into the direction of our best self. Most often it's not that we're trying to do anything wrong, we're just doing what success seems to demand. We're told, do whatever it takes! But I'd counter that success that isn't in alignment with our best self, won't ultimately feel like success. You can't hide from yourself. It can be easy to forget that it's not all about what CAN you do, but what is the RIGHT thing to do? Of course, right and wrong is a long continuum and we've all different ways we navigate. Some of us turn to faith. Some to what we've learned from our parents or teachers. Some of us hope that our insides will be our barometer. With so many shades of gray, how can determine, collectively, what ethical action looks like? But one of best integrity filters I've ever seen is #RotaryInternational's Four-Way-Test:

Is it the truth?

Is it fair to all concerned?

Will it build goodwill and better friendships?

Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

Imagine a world in which we all operated out of this same simple code. Of course we can't police the world around us, we can only be responsible for ourselves. But that's a pretty good place to start.

By KIMBERLY DAVIS

 

 

ANOTHER POINT OF VIEW

 

Most people are reluctant to take in information that is inconsistent with what they have already concluded. When I ask why, a common answer is: “I want to make up my own mind.” These people seem to think that considering opposing views will somehow threaten their ability to decide what they want to do. Nothing could be further from the truth. Taking in others’ perspectives in order to consider them in no way reduces your freedom to think independently and make your own decisions. It will just broaden your perspective as you make them.

By RAY DALIO

 

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