This Saturday, Michael Josephson was honored to speak to a group of student leaders in Downey, CA on how to become an effective difference maker and productive student activist in their school and their community. Please enjoy the presentation Michael shared with the students here
FIXING WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS If you have been following the tragic drama of the Larry Nassar abuse of female athletes, particularly gymnasts, you should know as part of a recovery plan, USA Gymnastics has gathered the owners of the most influential gymnastic clubs in Indianapolis to confer with Exec Director. The smartest of them all is Anne Fell Josephson (back row, …
Halsey’s Moving Speech at the NYC Women’s March Have you seen this moving poem from singer Halsey, yet? Truly moving. I encourage everyone to take the time to watch it and share with your family and friends. Incredibly strong. I’m woke — if you’re not, wake up! I know my posts on this issue add nothing of weight to the …
With all dark news that promotes cynicism CNN Heroes Awards is uplifting. Watch or read about these good people who are making a difference. I will donate to all finalists who are working to heal the world. I hope you do so to.
Loss of power at Atlanta airport causing travel crisis, regardless of cause, shows us how vulnerable we are to cyber-attack. Congress must make a concerted effort and major investment to quickly understand the vulnerabilities and devise solid solutions. The Russian election shenanigans (a benevolent sounding term for an act of war) could be just the tip off the ice berg. …
A timeless observation that seems particularly timely today. If it matters who said this more than what is said, you may be part of the problem. “Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seen to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the …
The best of human nature always reveals itself in response to the worst. Compassion, service and a genuine sense of community is the most powerful antidote to the disease of hatred.
Ask not what your country can do for you Ask what you can do for your country. John F. Kennedy
Each morning, a farmer went to a stream to fill two large clay pots hung on each end of a pole, which he carried across his neck. While one of the pots was perfect, the other had a crack in it causing it to leak during the entire long walk to the house. The perfect pot always delivered a full …
I strongly recommend that anyone with strong feelings on the subject of homosexuality and gay rights watch these short videos and leave your comments – regardless of your position and how strongly you feel about it, take some time to hear some first hand perspectives.
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.
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.)
A caring heart that listens is often more valued than an intelligent mind that talks –from Love Quotes and Sayings
Be careful what you say. Your words may be forgiven but they’ll never be forgotten. Words can really hurt. People often regret what they’ve said and almost never regret what they didn’t say.
Be cautious but not timid; believe you will succeed, but don’t be afraid of failing. Remember, every meaningful achievement is built on the foundation stones of false starts and failures. –Michael Josephson
Whether we want them or not, the New Year will bring new challenges; whether we seize them or not, the New Year will bring new opportunities. The year is ours to make of it what we will. – Michael Josephson
Every New Year allows you start a new phase of life’s journey with optimism and confidence. TAKE THE WHEEL as the captain of your own ship, chart your course,
Capture the mood and modes of years gone by with this special collection of Vintage new Year’s cards
– even if you think you’re good enough. BE HONEST – even when others aren’t and it may cost
There is a traditional form and it has become the object of art. To learn more about Hanukkah or anything Jewish check out http://www.aish.com/. It’s filled with clear,
Enjoy and share with friends. You might also enjoy this comprehensive collection of Best Xmas quotes Best Ever Quotes on Christmas & the Christmas Spirit Best Ever Quotes on Christmas & the Christmas Spirit
“We can’t live forever, but what we do for others can change their lives forever.” – Michael Josephson
You are entitled to be sad and to grieve but don’t sabotage yourself or your relationships with negativity. Even the most sympathetic and loving friend gets exhausted by energy-draining self-pity.
If you know someone who has or is serving his or her country in uniform take a moment to experience and express gratitude for their service.
From my personal collection of vintage images and messages in reverent tribute to all the men and women who have served this country. Thank you. — Michael Josephson
Cartoon by Randy Bish, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
He loves his country best who strives to make it best. – Robert G. Ingersoll This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. ~Elmer Davis I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I …
See my previous comment on Flag Day http://whatwillmatter.com/2013/06/what-does-the-flag-mean-to-you-are-highest-noble-democratic-ideals-and-aspirations-embodied-in-our-founding-documents-infused-into-the-dna-of-the-american-flag/