I AM TRUSTWORTHY

I AM TRUSTWORTHY. I tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, I keep my promises and maintain scrupulous integrity. I do the right thing even when it is costly and I honor my badge. See powerful banners and posters for police briefing rooms by the Josephson Institute Exemplary policing Center at https://lnkd.in/gn4s5rR #leadership#integrity #trust

WORTH READING: Enough is enough: Fed-up Americans crave unity amid violence

Enough is enough: Fed-up Americans crave unity amid violence By CLAIRE GALOFARO and MARGERY A. BECK LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — She flipped through television channels and radio stations, scanning from conservative to liberal media, searching for any sign that the polarized nation had finally reached its tipping point. For days, Elisa Karem Parker had been seeing updates in the news: …

Governor Robert D. Ray: A Champion of CHARACTER COUNTS!

It’s with a heavy heart that we share the news that Governor Robert D. Ray has passed away earlier this week. Governor Robert D. Ray played a major role in bringing the CHARACTER COUNTS! program to Iowa which is now headquartered at The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University. The Character Counts‘ team sends our deepest regards to the Ray family …

FROM SKEPTIC TO DRUG PUSHER

FROM SKEPTIC TO DRUG PUSHER Despite my generation’s paranoia about cannabis being a gateway drug leading to reefer madness, I’ve transformed from a skeptic to a zealot. It’s a bit like being bit by a zombie and turning into one. My announcement the other day on my personal Facebook page that, at the urging of my wise and caring adult …

Karma Will Find You

Karma will find you If you are mean to someone today, you are not going to like what’s in store for YOU tomorrow. Create a culture of kindness and you won’t have to worry when you might be the next victim. Subscribe to a weekly newsletter featuring articles and quotes of Michael Josephson at www.whatwillmatter.com

Downey CHARACTER COUNTS! Lecture

I spent Sat morning giving a special tutorial for high school and middle school students in Downey, CA (a CC! district) to teach them effective and constructive activism – becoming effective difference makers. Taught them the CC! problem-solving strategy – same one I will be introducing to Cal Police Chiefs next Monday. We need more engaged responsible citizenship and more …

Resilience & Perseverance

Astonishing how much can be done by people who choose to make the best of a bad hand given them. Resilience, the ability to endure and overcome adversity is vital to perseverance which is vital to achievement and a positive attitude that allows folks who have suffered terrible misfortune to not merely survive but to thrive.

Brave Women

BRAVE WOMEN. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina’s message to dozens of female victims who were molested by official USA Gymnastics doctor during sentencing hearing in Michigan: “You are not broken. You are strong. You are the voice of so many people. … You are not a victim any longer. Do not let it define you. Go out and do great things in …

2018 WOMEN’S MARCH

WOMEN’S MARCH. Huge diversity of goals but central issue of women’s well being and rights was appropriately dominate. Self-disclosing speeches by Natalie Portman, Scarlet Johansson and Viola Davis were especially insightful and poignant. Try to find and watch on internet. Edina Menzel singing Defying Gravity was moving. It was hard for me to grasp all the ways women and girls …

Michael Josephson’s NBC4 Interview: “What 2017 Says About America’s Character”

Michael Josephson’s NBC4 Interview: “What 2017 Says About America’s Character” As 2017 came to a close, Michael Josephson sat down with NBC4’s Conan Nolan to discuss what the year 2017 demonstrated about the country’s character. Both segments of Michael’s interview (which was a part of the NBC4’s NewsConference segment) are worth watching — especially as we think about how character …

CNN Heroes Awards

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.

Vulnerability: Loss of Power at Atlanta Airport

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. …

Michael’s 75th Birthday Donation Goal

For my birthday this year – I’ll be 75 on December 10. I’m asking for donations to The Joseph and Edna Josephson Institute for the Advancement of Ethics. Pursuing the Institute’s mission has been my full-time endeavor since 1987. I hope you’ll consider contributing. Every little bit will help my efforts to heal the world. Your gift is tax deductible …

Ohio Healthcare Presentation

Ohio Healthcare Presentation Download MY EXCURSION INTO HEALTHCARE. Just returned from Columbus, Ohio where I addressed 400 healthcare execs. My presentation was given more depth by my recent open-heart surgery experience. The emphasis of the conference was compliance and a heavy focus on the laws regulating the industry with a clear goal to keep health orgs, especially hospitals out of …

Good Ethics is Enough

“Good ethics may not always be good business but it is always good ethics and for a company or person of character — that’s enough.” – Michael Josephson Find a worthwhile article from the Harvard Business Review below: I’ve been a consultant for almost 20 years, advising companies on complex challenges in ethics, risk, and responsibility. Each year several clients …

A Timeless Observation: The Right Answer

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 …

Give Back! It Will Improve Your World and Your Life!

Please join me in a commitment to at least double your charitable donations this year. It will improve the world and your life. “If you want to know how to live your life, think about what you want people to say about you after you die and live backward.” Having recently experienced a life-threatening health challenge I am more passionate …

Thoughts on Las Vegas: The Caring of Strangers

When terrible things happen often all that can protect us or ease our pain is the caring of strangers and the commitment and skill of EMTs, ambulance drivers, police and doctors and nurses. We must celebrate and encourage the best that is in us, not demean our potential with easy cynicism. Human nature is complex but it can be grand …

Thoughts on Las Vegas: We Need Love for All Humanity

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. Our condolences and words of support to those most injured by the Las Vegas tragedy are sadly without power. Only persistent and direct love for all humanity – irrespective …

What Will Matter: Teachers Edition

Ready or not, someday it will all come to an end. There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days. All things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten, will pass to someone else. Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance. Your grudges, resentments, frustrations and jealousies will finally disappear. So too your hopes, ambitions, plans, …

Say THANK YOU!

Memorial Day Weekend is not just a three-day weekend for vacations and picnics. It is a dedicated opportunity for us to experience and express appreciation for those who have and are servicing on our behalf. Be sure to take some time to say THANK YOU