By Yolanda Putman
Motivational speaker Dr. Sandy McKenzie told a convention of businesswomen today that in most professions about 50 percent of the battle to be successful is won not by a person’s skill but by their attitude.
“People with a positive attitude have power,” she said. “They have power to make their work fun.”
Dr. McKenzie, a corporate trainer, spoke at the opening of the 87th Annual Tennessee Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Club convention.
Hamilton County Mayor Claude Ramsey and Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield were among the few men present.
Mr. Littlefield said he had a mother and two sisters, so he is accustomed to seeing women in power.
“I learned early on not only to respect women as equals, but as superiors,” he said.
Mr. Ramsey said he “had three sisters, and I’ve been accustomed to women telling me what to do all my life.”
Both men welcomed Dr. McKenzie and the more than 60 women who attended the convention’s opening ceremony.
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