Attractive Opposites

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No doubt, Nancy was the brightest star in the growing company. If you had any doubt, just ask her. I think you get the picture: in no time, Nancy’s coworkers began to avoid assignments with her. And in no time, she began to notice.

She complained to her boss: “People are jealous of my success, and now they won’t work with me.” Fortunately, this boss had been around the block. “Nancy,” she said, “No one envies your success. They’re just real tired of hearing about it from you.”

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Success and humility may sound like an odd pairing. But these opposites are especially attractive—and winning—in the high calling of our daily work.

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