Charles was passing through one of his steel mills one day at noon when he came across some of his employees smoking. Immediately above their heads was a sign that said No Smoking.' Did Schwab point to the sign and say, 'Can't you read?' Oh, no not Schwab. He walked over to the men, handed each one a cigar, and said, T'll appreciate it, boys, if you will smoke these on the outside.


They knew that he knew that they had broken a rule-and they admired him because he said nothing about it and gave them a little present and made them feel important.


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