Good leaders think seriously about both the integrity of management and the management of integrity. – Michael Josephson
Leaders must show they care. A leader is like a battalion commander who isn’t content to read the menus but insists on going into the mess hall to taste the food himself. Not only does he know more about what’s being fed to his subordinates, but he’s considered a better leader by his troops. – Peter Drucker.
Gratitude is not a statement, it’s feeling. It is so easy to say we are grateful that I often don’t stop to really, really take the time to experience gratitude. Saying the words doesn’t mean a thing without the feeling and it takes a moment of genuine reflection to summon that feeling. This Thanksgiving don’t shortchange yourself with hollow word. …
Everyone has inside of her a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! And what you can accomplish! – Anne Frank You will be amazed at what you can do when you put your mind to it.
An idea without action is like a boat without sails. – Michael Josephson
Start by doing what is necessary. Then do what’s possible. and soon you’ll be doing the impossible. – Saint Francis of Assisi You can do just about anything you set your mind to.
Actions speak louder than words. Ideas without action are like beautifully gift wrapped boxes with nothing inside.
“If we cannot end our differences, at least we can make the world safe for diversity.” – John F. Kennedy
“You can’t escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” – Abraham Lincoln
What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom “to” and freedom “from” – Marilyn Vos Savant
“We mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our Sacred Honor. ” – Declaration of Independence 1776 Remember and appreciate what your freedom costs.
Be yourself, everyone else is taken. – Oscar Wilde
Don’t let the opinions of others define you. Don’t let the doubts of others confine you. You can be so much more then even you suppose. – Michael Josephson
It’s not where you’re from; it’s where you’re going. It’s not what you drive; it’s what drives you. It’s not what you think; it’s what you do. It’s not who you were; it’s who you become. It’s not who you know; it’s who you are.
1. Be yourself. Mindless conformity is a prison; express yourself authentically and don’t be afraid to stand out, but don’t go to extremes just to be different, or just prove you can. You don’t need orange hair, a nose ring or tattoos to be special. In the end, it’s more important to be respected than notorious. 2. Don’t expect too much or settle …
I am not and never will be perfect, but I take comfort knowing I am better than I used to be and not as good as I will be. – Michael Josephson
“It is your depth of commitment, your quality of service, the product of your devotion — these are the things that count in a life. When you give purely, the honor comes in the giving, and that is honor enough.” Scott O’Grady, Air Force pilot (1995).
Ask not what your country can do for you Ask what you can do for your country. John F. Kennedy
Every now and then it’s a good thing to stop looking for happiness and just be happy.
Those who wish to sing, always find a song. Optimism is a choice. Happiness is a choice.
“One good mother is worth a hundred schoolmasters.” George Herbert
A little girl, asked where home was, replied “Where mother is.” – Keith L. Brooks
Personality can open doors. But it takes character keep them open. – Elmer Letterman
Watch your thoughts; they lead to attitudes. Watch your attitudes; they lead to words. Watch your words; they lead to actions. Watch your actions; they lead to habits. Watch your habits; they lead to character. Watch your character; it determines your destiny.
Make your character your masterpiece. All men and women are entrusted with the task of creating their own life: in a certain sense, they are to make of it a work of art, a masterpiece. – Pope John Paul II
The choices we make shape our character and our character determines our choices. That’s why our character is perpetual work in progress. – Michael Josephson
Whenever you are to do a thing, ask yourself how you would act if all the world were looking at you, and act accordingly. – Thomas Jefferson
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not. Remember that what you now have was once among things you only hoped for. – Epicurus GRATITUDE – All you really need for happiness
Be honest, keep your promises, and meet your responsibilities, even when it costs more than you want to pay. – Michael Josephson
For when the One Great Scorer comes to mark against your name, He writes — not that you won or lost — but that you played the game! Grantland Rice