HANDLING TEMPER – PART 3

I appreciate profoundly the lessons that can be learned from history, especially the stories that inspire.

Where I live, and probably everywhere, conflicts arise and long after they are settled the bad feelings continue (perhaps silent grudges – silent but still poisonous).

I like this post because of this man’s example – I hope you will enjoy it also – David

MANAGING YOURSELF

PART 2 : https://johnranjit.wordpress.com/?p=523

Business men are learning that it pays to be friendly to strikers. For example, when two thousand five hundred employees in the White Motor Company’s plant struck for higher wages and a union shop, Robert F. Black, the president, didn’t wax wroth and condemn, and threaten and talk of tyranny and Communists. He actually praised the strikers. He published an advertisement in the Cleveland papers, complimenting them on “the peaceful way in which they laid down their tools.” Finding the strike pickets idle, he bought them a couple of dozen baseball bats, and gloves and invited them to play ball on vacant lots. For those who preferred bowling, he rented a bowling alley.

This friendliness on President Black’s part did what friendliness always does; it begot friendliness. So the strikers borrowed brooms, shovels and rubbish carts, and began picking up matches, papers, cigarette stubs, and cigar…

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About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and say thank you for their encouragement and suggestions.
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5 Responses to HANDLING TEMPER – PART 3

  1. Never hurts to be friendly and understanding.

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  2. Lael-Heart says:

    I have gotten out of a lot of scary situations with my friendliness 🙂 It works like magic sometimes.

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  3. I agree with you. Great lessons can be learned from history. You have to know history to understand the present and what you do in the present determine your future. Everything is connected!

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