Which is True?
1. Birds of a Feather Flock
2. Opposites Attract
by Glenn Shepard
April 26, 2016
Four of my 25 employees refused
to sign a Waiver of Right to Sue Employer. What if
anything can I do about this? Or should do?
Brenda in Brenham, TX
I’m assuming you’re having them agree to binding
arbitration in lieu of litigation. You’ll need to talk
to a good labor law attorney to help you implement this
correctly, but you can get some basic info at American
Arbitration Association’s website at
Thanks for your question.
- Glenn in Nashville, TN
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When it comes to romance, opposites
may attract but rarely make good marriages.
differences isn’t bad because if two people were identical, one
would be unnecessary. But having differences is a very different
thing than being opposites.
Dr. Neil Clark Warren says
“Opposites attract, but then attack”. This is why his company,
eHarmony.com, matches people based on commonalities. As a
result, 438 people who met on eHarmony get married every day.
But this principle isn’t limited to marriage.
important to carefully choose the people you surround yourself
with in EVERY area of your life.
If you want to be
skinny, don’t surround yourself with fat people (unless they’re
working to lose weight). If you want to live a spiritual life,
don’t surround yourself with people who have no values. If you
want to be successful, don’t surround yourself with losers.
Success is contagious, which is why successful people
surround themselves with other successful people.
Motivational speaker Mark Victor Hansen is co-author of the
Chicken Soup for the Soul series, which has sold over
500,000,000 copies. He attended the New York church pastored by
Norman Vincent Peale, who wrote The Power of Positive Thinking.
Today, Mark lives in California where one of his neighbors is
Rick Warren, who wrote my all-time favorite book, The Purpose
Driven Life. (It’s also the best-selling nonfiction hardback
book in history).
Mark’s Chicken Soup for the Soul
co-author Jack Canfield had a professor at Harvard named Ken
Blanchard, who’s the co-author of The One Minute Manager.
Managers who’ve attended my seminars from California to New
York and everywhere in between constantly tell me how they
struggle to find enough good, high quality people to hire. A
woman in Nebraska said they were so desperate that “If an
applicant can fog a mirror and has a driver’s license, they’re
No matter how badly you need employees, resist
the temptation to lower your standards too far. Even if you have
100 of the world’s greatest employees, just one negative person
can infect the entire group.
In a recent experiment,
university researchers taped flyers to bicycles parked in a
well-kept shopping area. Approximately 33% threw the flyers on
the ground. But when researchers painted graffiti on a nearby
wall, that number more than doubled to a jaw dropping 69%.
Birds of a feather flock together, and most people are
To Your Success,
P.S. I was fortunate
enough to be one of the many people Mark Victor Hanson paid it
forward to. His generosity helped make my sixth book,
How to Be the Employee Your Company Can’t Live Without, my
first #1 best seller. I’ll never be able to repay the debt I owe
him, but continue to pay it forward by helping aspiring writers
and speakers. Success really is the most contagious affliction
I’ve ever known.
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