AHCL Thought of the Day: Maybe You Are Smarter Than You Think

March 26, 2013

MAYBE YOU ARE SMARTER THAN YOU THINK Dr. Robert Epstein, Research Professor at United States International University, says that intelligence tests predict only about 10% of an individual’s potential for success. He says that what is needed is an analysis of what makes people successful and then to construct a test to measure those things. […]


AHCL Thought of the Day: Putting Color into Your Life

February 15, 2013

At the sports mall adjacent to our offices, the employees at the front counter (mostly female) have gone to wearing colored T- shirts that seem to reflect their reaction to working on specific days of the week with a different color for each day. For instance, Monday is usually a grey day with a bright […]


AHCL Thought of the Day: The Body Forgets Faster Than The Brain

February 5, 2013

An experienced music teacher or athletic coach knows that the body will often forget what the mind remembers. To see an example of this phenomenon, watch a golf or tennis match. The professional golfer knows exactly where he wants the ball to go. He knows which club to use for the right distance, how much […]


AHCL Thought of the Day: Don’t Be Blind-Sided

February 4, 2013

  Did you ever assign a job or delegate a responsibility and then demonstrate some lack of trust or assume responsibility for it again out of a lack of confidence in the person to whom you originally delegated it? A lesson in this was taught impressively by a blind man.


AHCL Thought of the Day: It’s OK To Go Ballistic

Ballistics is the science of projectiles and fire arms. One of many uses of this science is to identify the characteristic markings that a gun barrel makes on a bullet as it is fired. The markings on the barrel are also changed as an increasing number of bullets pass through it.


AHCL Thought of the Day: Balance Keepers

January 25, 2013

Some years ago, the New York Times sent a reporter to interview Mr. Roebuck (of Sears-Roebuck fame) on his ninetieth birthday. Since the focus of the interview was on Mr. Roebuck’s birthday, the reporter began by asking, “To what do you attribute your longevity and good health?”


AHCL Thought of the Day: What We Can Learn From The Early Colonists

January 24, 2013

The early colonists (1607) fought against disease, starvation, the cold of winter and often the hostile Indians. When it became apparent that having everyone contribute what they could produce to a common storehouse was not generating adequate food, Governor William Bradford gave each man a plot of ground which he was free to till as […]


AHCL Thought of the Day: Maybe You Never Had It So Good

January 22, 2013

Sometimes when you are trying to solve a particularly difficult problem, or you are having a challenging day, you may wonder if there isn’t a better way to make a living. Keep this story in the desk drawer for such an occasion: In a small farm community, a man decided that because he had worked […]


ACHL Thought of the Day: The Success Formula for Any Job

January 17, 2013

Our expectation of results of what others do and even what we ourselves accomplish determines what it means to be successful. If what happens falls short of what we expect, we are disappointed. If, on the other hand, what happens meets our expectations, or even better, exceeds them, we define the outcome as successful. So […]


AHCL Thought of the Day: Understanding the Learning Curve

When one man was fulfilling a life-long desire to fly, he had an interesting experience which caused him to appreciate the so-called learning curve. All during pilot-training one summer as he went enthusiastically out to the small airfield to have his lesson, he sensed that his progress seemed slower than others he observed. He began […]


AHCL Thought of the Day: Getting What Your Heart Desires

January 16, 2013

You may remember psychologist Dr. John Gray, or at least you remember his book, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus. He believes that nearly anyone can get what he/she wants if three elements are present. They are (1) Desire for more in our lives, (2) Confidence that we can get what we want, […]


AHCL Thought of the Day – The Ultimate Do-It-Yourself

January 14, 2013

Nobody can motivate anybody else. The best leader or peer can only help people to motivate themselves. The psychologists say that there are three basic means by which people are motivated: compliance, identification, and internalization. Compliance is for amateurs. Most of us are inclined to try to get people to behave by offering them some […]



January 11, 2013

There are always so many things demanding time and attention that deliberately setting out to have a little recreation is often a difficult discipline. If you have this problem, you may benefit from the advice of a psychologist who knows why play has a great payoff. Here’s the list of reasons to escape to the […]


AHCL Thought of the Day: Make Yourself Feel Good

January 10, 2013

Take it easy and make yourself feel good. Here are six techniques for nudging out bad moods and replacing them with good moods: Take at least five minutes of break time to do something relaxing and different– chat with a friend, or read briefly from an interesting book. Take a ten minute walk outside or […]


AHCL Thought of the Day – SUCCESS SKILLS

January 9, 2013

These are the characteristics of successful people according to Daniel Goleman, former brain sciences editor of the New York Times. These are the skills or character traits successful people have according to Mr. Goleman: PEOPLE SKILLS: The art of getting along with people in everyday contact is far more important than raw intelligence. Studies at […]


AHCL Thought of the Day: Stop Managing and Start Leading

January 8, 2013

If it is your job to be a manager of an office, business or even a family, it might be well to consider the advice of Jack Welch, who successfully managed General Electric for over 17 years. Here are some of his secrets of successful management: Consider change an everyday process. Keep looking for better […]


AHCL Thought of the Day: What Do You Know and What Do You Want to Know?

January 7, 2013

We can all remember early school days when the challenge was to memorize and retain information long enough to get it back on the test paper. Today you can choose almost entirely what you will take the time to learn if you first remember that your knowledge is relatively little compared to all that there […]


AHCL Thought of the Day: What to do About Intuition

January 4, 2013

It’s just a feeling you have that something is wrong but you don’t know what. We all have these feelings and that’s why you may be interested in the explanation of the reasons for them that was written by Dr. Martin Groder, a psychiatrist and business consultant from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He says intuition […]


AHCL Thought of the Day – What You Think May Be A Matter of Life or Death

January 3, 2013

How many times have you heard, “You are what you think,” or the Biblical version, “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he?” I have a friend who says if that were true, he’d be Miss America. While you are debating the truth of the statement, consider the research done by the psychologists. […]


AHCL Thought of the Day – Ten Commandments for Good Listening

December 21, 2012

It’s always catchy when someone chooses a number that is one of the leaders in recognition such as 10. In keeping with that observation, here are the 10 commandments for good listening: 1. Stop talking. You can’t listen if you are talking. 2. Put the talker at ease. Help him feel that he is in […]


AHCL Thought of the Day – Are You Paying Attention?

December 20, 2012

You probably know where you were when the tragedy of 9-11 occurred. If you are a little older you’ll remember when President Kennedy was assassinated and maybe even remember when the first man stepped on the moon. But do you remember where you were on August 7, 1990, at 12:34 P.M.? It was a once-in-a-century […]