A Christmas Carol is the story of redemption. When Scrooge visits the home of Bob Cratchit, bearing gifts and goodwill, he is saved from a life of misery. As kids, we would read the story or see the movie on television, and the family would discuss the act of giving, not only at Christmas, but…Details
IS IT REALLY BETTER TO GIVE THAN RECEIVE? As we approach the holidays, Bob examines whether it truly is better to give.
A few weeks ago Shamrock represented the 8th Annual Our Lady of the Wayside 2012 Starlight Guardian Humanitarian Award Luncheon, which celebrates Those Who Embrace The Spirit of Giving. I was honored to be the host of the event which included 700 guests. We raised $100,000 in ten minutes at the luncheon. Our Lady of…Details
A couple weeks ago my wife Cyndi and I were waiting at the airport and began talking about the season, which led to thinking about holiday gifts. As we were talking Cyndi and I looked up at the nearby television, and we saw again the devastation of Staten Island, New York, parts of Queens and…Details
Since I was a kid, Thanksgiving has always meant the congregation of family. More than any other holiday, the values and traditions of Thanksgiving have had a tremendous impact on my life. I remember how the entire family would always gather around my grandparents’ table. My grandparents owned a dairy farm with plenty of work…Details
MOTHER STILL RULES. This week, Bob reflects on what he’s thankful for and a special thought about Sandy.
The first week in November gave me jolt and I was thankful. While many of us were beginning to make plans for the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend, Mother Nature has some plans of her own. Old Mother Nature cut off power at our corporate office in Westlake, Ohio and we had to shut down for several…Details
I like it that November, the month of Thanksgiving, begins with a tribute to veterans who are gone and those who are with us today. Without these people in service, it’s likely that the freedoms we hold so close to our hearts might be different than they are today. As a young college student, it…Details
SHOW ME YOUR SCAREDY SIDE. As Halloween comes closer, Bob asks some employees what they’re afraid of.
Halloween is less than a week away, and I’m fascinated to see how people embrace their fearful (and fun) side of this holiday. Many homes are decorated in orange lights, with ghosts and goblins taking up residence in the front yard. Today Halloween is like a warm-up to the big holiday season. And I love…Details
SCARED TO ACT? JUST DO IT. This week, Bob talks about those spooky business-related fears we all have, and how to overcome them.
Like a marriage, being good at your job takes work. We all experience cycles of happiness and worries about our future at work. But if your worries become fear then you’re held hostage by those fears and before you know it, you’re doing nothing! I believe the biggest fear we have today is the fear…Details
SCARY BOSS? CHANGE YOUR MINDSET. This week, Bob talks about his personal experiences as a freshman employee.
Continuing the theme of Halloween month and scary business dealings, I’ve been asked about my scariest job or the boss who made my life on the job a really big challenge. My first big job after graduating college was with Moore Business Forms. I worked in sales at Moore for 12 years. I had two…Details
THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT. This week, Bob talks work-related fears that keep some of us up at night.
This is Halloween month — a good time to pick at the fears and phobias many of us experience in the workplace. We’ve all had at least one day filled with disturbances, upheavals and, sometimes, catastrophes at work. Most times, they work out just fine at the end. Other times, we take them home with…Details