We each decide whether to make ourselves learned or ignorant, compassionate or cruel, generous or miserly.
If you want to punish someone, tear them down, inflict shame, induce guilt, criticize. If you want to help
What is stopping you from doing what you want to do, being what you want to be,
The quality of your life will be dramatically affected by the quality of your relationships. “Some bridges need to be built; some should be repaired; some
It’s been said lots of ways: “keep your eye on the prize,” “Before you start climbing the ladder of success be sure your ladder is leaning against the right wall.”
Your happiness is not determined by what life brings to you, but by the attitude you bring to life; not what happens to you, by the way you look at what happened. – Khalil Gibran (adapted)
LIVE WITHIN YOUR MEANS. Keep your needs simple; enjoy small pleasures. Real value lies in what things mean to you not in their cost or how they are values by others.
Fear is often more damaging than the thing feared. Most things you fear will never happen.
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
Holding a grudge is like letting someone you don’t like live in your head rent free. Evict the toxic tenant and use your hard gained wisdom to move on to something better. – Michael Josephson
If you pursue good with labor, the labor passes away but the good remains; if you pursue evil with pleasure, the pleasure passes away and the evil remains. – Cicero
Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys
For a man who never reached the age of 40, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., left a powerful and important body of thought. He was a preacher and orator, so rather than writing in the form of books or treatises, Dr. King
– -Is it really true that the un-examined life is not worth living? – Today, Socrates is thought of as one of the world’s great philosophers, but to the leaders of Greece he was annoying
Based on years of managing several organizations, including the Josephson Institute of Ethics, and on extensive consultation with large and small organizations, I’ve distilled much of what I believe and advocate into “Ten Truths.” I hope you find this list helpful. Feel free to share it with colleagues and friends. (Or print this mini-poster version of the list.)
I’d like to share a posting from the Facebook page “Paying it Forward ~ One Day at a Time.” The author, Beth, shares a truly inspirational and beautiful story: Tonight is one that I won’t easily be able to forget — and for good reason. There’s this homeless man that I see VERY often, and it’s always hard to drive …
– There are two kind of people: those who return their shopping carts and those who don’t. – When we think about character, we tend to envision really big things, like taking heavy risks, committing bold acts of integrity, being grandly generous, or making tough sacrifices. Such noble choices indicate character,
-When it comes to our self-perception of our ethics, most of us have delusions of grandeur. – Think of the most ethical person you know. Do a lot of people come to mind or only a few? Are you having trouble thinking of anyone? If I asked that question of the people who know you well, how many would name …
The Golden Rule is one of the oldest and wisest moral maxims. Five hundred years before the birth of Christ, Confucius was asked, “Is there
Martin Luther King, Jr., said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” In a world increasingly dominated by unapologetic selfishness,
– How does one earn trust? Let’s start with the basics: To be trusted, one has to be trustworthy. Trustworthiness, however, is a more complex concept than most people realize. It embodies four separate virtues: integrity, honesty, promise-keeping and loyalty. A failure in any one of these areas