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Ways and Means for Managing Up by F. William Smullen

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Assume Someone’s Always Watching

Teaching the principles of life begins early, as I saw firsthand while walking through the corridors of an elementary school in Fabius, New York, not long ago. Above the hallway was a large sign that simply said, “Character: what you say or do when no one else is looking.”

Simple words but so important for young ones to know. As we grow older, there are more people in our lives who watch our every move. A corollary of that definition of character is that “someone is always watching what you say or do.” That implies that you should be the best you can be at everything you do.

That is particularly important for ...

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