People of Character

People of character do the right thing even if no one is looking. People of character do the right thing even if it costs more than they want to pay. People of character do the right thing even if no one else does, not because they think it will change the world, but because they refused to be changed by …

Insanity

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. – Albert Einstein​

Real Leadership

Real leadership is demonstrated when you show you care more about getting something done than about getting credit for doing it. – Michael Josephson

Great Leaders are Principled

Great leaders are principled; they are not merely effective, they are ethical. They adhere to moral principles In their objectives and methods. They engender trust and credibility because of their integrity and loyalty and because they care about their followers and treat them with respect. – Michael Josephson

Leaders Must Show They Care

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

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. …

Put Your Mind To It!

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.

Make the Impossible Possible

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.

What Freedom Costs

“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.  

Who You Are

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.

Advice for Being Your Best Self

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 …

The Honor Comes in Giving

“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).