A husband and wife were driving through Louisiana. As they approached Natchitoches, they started arguing about the pronunciation of the town. They argued back and forth, then they stopped for lunch. At the counter, the husband asked the blonde waitress, “Before we order, could you please settle an argument for us? Would you please pronounce


Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Officer asks a young engineer fresh out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “And what starting salary are you looking for?” The engineer replies, “In the region of $125,000 a year, depending on the benefits package.” The interviewer inquires, “Well, what would you say to

Leadership Students and the Black Belt Stock Exchange

Leadership Students have just recently finished its financial module, and the results are in! In May, Leadership students created their own (fictional) savings account. Students then earned money by way of leadership teaching drills which they then deposited in their accounts. Through the summer Leadership students then invested their money in fictional stocks to learn

Family Safety

Keeping your family safe is always a major concern, and the good news is that even in today’s world, there are a number of simple things you can do to help reduce possible dangers and increase safety. A good way to help secure your family’s safety is by getting to know your neighbors better, whether

An Able Mariner

Many years ago, businessman Rene Henry invited a friend and their dates out for an afternoon on his sailboat on Santa Monica Bay. The good times quickly soured when a thick blanket of fog appeared late in the afternoon, making visibility nonexistent. For Henry, who raced his boat every Wednesday and sailed 12 months out

Lessons for September – Mr. Stanford

In September, White, Yellow, and Orange Belts will be talking about Focus. Focus is one of the most important things we teach here at the academy (but don’t worry if it seems to take some time for your child to “get it.” Here are the lessons we’re covering to help them improve their Focus. Focus