Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom. ~Thomas Jefferson
Michael was always upbeat. Some found his relentless good moods annoying, but attempts to mock or belittle his cheerfulness were just more fuel for his good nature.
If you are interested in Michael’s most recent reactions and reflections on the ethical dimension of current political events see MJ’s Personal Reflections. – http://whatwillmatter.com/2017/01/mjs-personal-reflections/
There’s a lot of loose talk lately about lying, falsehoods, and mistakes. All three significantly affect credibility, but what they say about
One of the most important leadership lessons is realizing you are not the most important or the most intelligent person in the room at all times. – Mario Batali
The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; & have humor but without folly. – Jim Rohn
Though intensive media attention on bullying has died down somewhat, the problem persists in many forms, and it continues to diminish the lives of tens of
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was both a man of peace and a man of action. Though is was devoted to non violence, he wasn’t a passivist.
The peaceful transfer of power is one of the greatest attributes of democracy. We hope you find value
We hope you will enjoy this fascinating pictorial history of many inaugurations from George Washington to Barack Obama.
“This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.” – Theodore Roosevelt
“There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.” – Bill Clinton
“True patriotism springs from a belief in the dignity of the individual, freedom and equality not only for Americans but for all people on earth, universal brotherhood and good will, and a constant and earnest striving toward the principles and ideals on which this country was founded.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“America is great because America is good. If America ever stops being good, she will stop being great.” – Alexis de Tocqueville
“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand. – Harry S. Truman
“The cure for the evils of democracy is more democracy.” – H. L. Mencken
“We identify the flag with almost everything we hold dear on earth, peace, security, liberty, our family, our friends, our home. . . But when we look at our flag
“It is not enough to merely defend democracy. To defend it may be to lose it; to extend it is to strengthen it. Democracy is not property; it is an idea.” – Hubert Humphrey
– compiled by Michael Josephson – Lots of cynics and clever pundits take potshots at the deficiencies of democracy ignoring the it great attributes.
When you visit a medical specialist, an emergency room, or a patient in the hospital, are you ever struck by a sense that many doctors are so focused on the scientific aspects of diagnosis and treatment of illness or injury that they ignore, maybe even become annoyed by, things like pain, fear, or anxiety? In her book Medicine as Ministry, …
The significance of your life is enlarged by your service to others. Play a role and encourage your family and friends to
The legacy of Martin Luther King is not just what he did for civil rights but his message of service.
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Ethics are about the ought, not the is. Ethics are not about the way things are, but about the way they should be. – Michael Josephson. – Ethics are
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. – Lao Tzu. – Real leaders
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. – Abraham Lincoln — America is great because