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Hire "Cheerful"—Or: That Damned AV Guy!
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39. Hire "Cheerful"—Or: That Damned AV Guy! I was in a foul mood before a speech—a
disastrous state of affairs. At the AV check, the guy in charge was in great humor. Despite
myself, I was infected. Attitude is contagious. A happy camper creates a happy camp. And
someone in a foul mood can befoul an entire battalion in a flash.

Again, in hiring, promoting, evaluating—pay close attention to these "soft" factors which in actual fact are the ultimate "HARD" factors!

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~Herm Albright, quoted in Reader's Digest, June 1995

Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching? ~Dennis and Wendy Mannering

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. ~Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book

If you don't get everything you want, think of the things you don't get that you don't want. ~Oscar Wilde

Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats. ~Voltaire

If you don't think every day is a good day, just try missing one. ~Cavett Robert

It's so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to. ~Annie Gottlier

This is a subsection of document #11 in a series of 48 highlights from Tom Peters' The Little BIG Things: 163 Ways to Pursue Excellence (HarperStudio, 2010). For more information, visit  tompeters.com



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