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Blog: Leadership: Controlled Passion/Controlled Emotions

Blog: Leadership: Controlled Passion/Controlled Emotions

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Appreciation

“Last Friday I drove to East Texas to attend a memorial service for a franchisee’s mother. The franchisee and his sister delivered moving tributes to their mother, Nancy. Their parents adopted them when they were days old – a couple of years apart. Their parents were married 59 years. Their father was also in attendance.” -Mark Liston

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Mark Cuban Style

“Mary Kay and I went to a Cancer Society fundraiser last year and were the highest bidder for a “sports package” – which included 4 tickets for a Dallas Mavs game, four tickets to a Texas Rangers game and four tickets for a baseball game at any other stadium who serves Coca-Cola, the sponsor.” – Mark Liston,

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Preparation

“Last week I had cataract surgery on my left eye. In two weeks I’ll have the right eye done. A few months ago I noticed that driving at night was getting tougher. It looked like there was a flashlight shining directly into my eyes when headlights were coming at me. The optometrist in Waco recommended me to a surgeon in Austin – a mere 100 miles away.” -Mark Liston

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Gina Jonas: Get Outside Your Comfort Zone

“Nobody likes change, but it’s the one thing you have to do if you want to survive.”

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TODAY’s BLOG: Leadership Lessons—Olympic Disappointments

“My wife Mary Kay and I love watching the Olympic opening ceremony. It only happens every four years yet the memories and lessons linger forever.” —Mark Liston

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TODAY’S BLOG: All I Want for Christmas

“Does anyone out there still remember the Sears’ Christmas Catalogue? For those out there who are not past a certain age, this was literally the best connection a child had to Santa. Devilishly mailed to homes somewhere at the end of October, it gave a child of the 1950s far too many ideas early enough to create and lobby Santa’s elves (aka, the parents) for the ideal presents that could be acquired in the great delivery drop on the night of December 24th.” —Neil Duffy

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