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Craig Huntington received his Bachelor of Science degree in business from Oregon
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on Wednesday, 18 March 2015
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I was at my desk one afternoon when a friendly face appeared at the office doorway. It belonged to a lady I worked with. Typically, she was smiling, but at that moment she appeared to have a serious subject on her mind. She started with, “I have to tell you…” and she paused.

 

Sitting in the manager’s chair, I steeled myself for what was coming next, as my brain raced to fill in the blank left by her momentary silence.

 

“… you really inspired me the other day,” she continued. And this kind-hearted, thoughtful, professional explained that she had “caught me” doing something that made a positive impression on her and had actually encouraged her to follow suit.

 

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"It's Not That I'm Lazy..."

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on Wednesday, 11 February 2015
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There’s a great scene in the movie Office Space, a funny, cult classic about a dysfunctional organization and the cubicle workers who populate it. In the scene, Peter Gibbons, the movie’s main character, is talking to two consultants (both named Bob), brought in by his employer, Initech, to analyze the underachieving firm and the lackluster performance of Gibbons.

 

“It’s not that I’m lazy. It’s that I just don’t care,” Gibbons says. “It’s a problem of motivation, alright? Now if I work my ass off and Initech ships a few extra units, I don’t see another dime. So, where’s the motivation? …

 

“And here’s something else, Bob, I have eight different bosses right now. Eight. So that means when I make a mistake, I have eight different people coming by to tell me about it. That’s my only motivation, is not to be hassled… that, and the fear of losing my job. But, you know, Bob, that will only make someone work just hard enough not to get fired.”

 

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Stack'em High

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on Monday, 19 January 2015
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Years ago I was having lunch with an acquaintance, and over our deli sandwiches and chips, he began talking about his career in a large packaged goods company. Without sounding like he was bragging, this gentleman told me that he had risen quickly through the corporate ranks, leapfrogging more senior people for more prestigious jobs and more responsibility. Soon he became a VP and director of his employer’s substantial sports marketing department.

 

He also told me that a colleague of his had approached him one day and asked him how in the world he had accomplished such a remarkable feat in such a short period of time.

 

“I stacked my chips high,” he said. “When you stack your chips high and you win, you win big.”

 

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Appreciation and Effectiveness at the Mall

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on Sunday, 07 December 2014
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During the holiday season, we reflect on those people that are most important in our lives: family, friends and co-workers. It’s an opportunity to say “thank you” and “I appreciate you.” I’m an advocate of creating a work environment that is fun, where everyone feels comfortable and is respected; where we celebrate team member birthdays and our special accomplishments together throughout the year. But I have always enjoyed the Christmas season the most, and each year we try to do something special for our team.

 

I’ve shared this story before, and it’s a favorite. It happened back in 1985 when I still owned my property management company. At that point we had grown by leaps and bounds and had 25 people working in the office. Christmas was coming, and the usual Christmas party just wasn’t going to cut it. I wanted something they would remember beyond a glass of spiked eggnog.

 

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The Practice of Gratitude

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on Tuesday, 25 November 2014
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One afternoon, a rich man was riding in the back of his limousine when he noticed a man was eating grass by the roadside. He ordered his driver to stop, and he got out to investigate.

 

“Why are you eating grass?” he asked the man.

 

“I don’t have any money for food so I am eating grass,” the poor man replied.

 

“Oh, come along with me then,” said the rich man.

 

“But sir, I have a wife with two children!”

 

“Bring them as well,” said the rich man.

 

So, the poor man got into the limo and expressed his gratitude, “Sir, you are too kind. Thank you for taking us with you.”

 

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