The Ideal Employee A-Z

THE IDEAL EMPLOYEE A-Z BY Michael Josephson Accepts responsibility Believes in the mission Committed to improvement Demonstrates good character Eliminates waste Fixes rather than complains Goes the extra mile Holds the company accountable Is honest and responsible Juggles multiple tasks Knows what is needed Loves to do a job well Makes everyone better Never gossips Obtains needed resources Prods company …

Knowledge Enlightens

Have you noticed that ignorant people are just opinionated as those who are informed, But that the ignorant folks always seem more certain? Knowledge enlightens, but it also tend to raise doubt and the desire for more knowledge. – Michael Josephson

Plans & Goals

Don’t confuse your plan with your goal. Successful people adapt to new circumstances and change whatever needs to be changed to meet their goals.


Forgiveness is not what we do for others; it’s what we do for ourselves so we can get well and move on.

Be Proactive!

If you want something better – Go For it. Be proactive – decide what you want and take action to make it happen.

Don’t Walk, Fly!

Why walk when you can fly? Until you try you never know how high and far you can go or how much you can be. – Michael Josephson

Working Together

None of us alone can eradicate all evil  or alleviate all suffering, but many good people working together can make things a great deal better. – – Harold Kushner

The Great Power of Courage

There is within you, waiting to be called, a great source of power called courage. Call its name and it will give you the strength to overcome fear and uncertainty and the heart to continue bold confidence despite the pain of disappointment and tragedy. – Michael Josephson

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 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.