IDEALISM IS AN ESSENTIAL INGREDIENT OF EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP. Idealism and realism are not opposites. Effective leaders are idealists without illusions. Idealistic leaders are not naïve about human nature or real world obstacles to change. They simply refuse to be confined by what “is” as they pursue what could be. – Michael Josephson
Learning is not a spectator sport. Get in the game!
Be relentlessly generous in your judgements and actions. Give others the benefit of the doubt and stop being so hard on yourself. – Michael Josephson Subscribe to a weekly newsletter featuring articles and quotes of Michael Josephson atwww.whatwillmatter.com
JOHN MCCAIN. Whether you agreed with him or not, he was a man fully and truly worthy of admiration and respect. His physical courage as a POW is legendary but his legacy is his character. He was a true model of responsible and sincere patriotism, moral courage and selfless service. He should be the role model for all of us, …
The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible. Read more of Michael Josephson‘s thoughts on keeping a positive attitude here:https://whatwillmatter.com/2016/10/commentary-801-3-convering-pessimists-into-optimists/
There Is Nothing Cool About Being Cruel. Stand Together. Be Kind!
Yeah my friends are different. Do you have a problem with that? STAND TOGETHER! Be kind. Read more of Michael Josephson‘s thoughts on being a TRUE friend here: https://whatwillmatter.com/2013/07/poster-quote-true-friendship-a-z-by-michael-josephson/
The Fear Of Death I am convinced that it is not the fear of death, of our lives ending that haunts our sleep so much as the fear…that as far as the world is concerned, we might as well never have lived. – Harold Kushner Subscribe to a weekly newsletter featuring articles and quotes of Michael Josephson at www.whatwillmatter.com
Leaders Are Problem Solvers Most people use problems as reasons to stop. Leaders see problems as reasons to start. – Michael Josephson
Be worthy of your best friend’s secrets. Trust is the foundation of friendship.
You can BE what you want to be. GET what you want to have. GO where you want to go. If you DO what you need to do. Subscribe to a weekly newsletter featuring articles and quotes of Michael Josephson atwww.whatwillmatter.com
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 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 …
The Consequences of Dodging Our Responsibilities “It’s easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.” – Sir Josiah Stamp Subscribe to a weekly newsletter featuring articles and quotes of Michael Josephson atwww.whatwillmatter.com
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
Stand Up For Yourself WHATEVER YOU ALLOW, YOU ENCOURAGE. Stand up for yourself. Subscribe to a weekly newsletter featuring articles and quotes of Michael Josephson atwww.whatwillmatter.com
Be A Builder The world is full of critics proud of their ability to see flaws and condemn failure. The world needs doers who use the same ability to identify the opportunities in every deficiency. Doers build a better world by seeking solutions. Critics only see problems in every solution. Doers sees flaws and try to fix them; Cynics only …
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! “He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” – Clarence Budington Kelland Subscribe to a weekly newsletter featuring articles and quotes of Michael Josephson atwww.whatwillmatter.com
The view from atop your shoulders was the best I’ve ever had. I see more, know more and can do more because of you dad. Happy Father’s Day.
Turning Into My Father Lately, all my friends are worried that they are turning into their fathers. I’m worried I’m not. – Dan Zevin Subscribe to a weekly newsletter featuring articles and quotes of Michael Josephson atwww.whatwillmatter.com
The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.” – William James Expressing appreciation with words, a smile, or hug costs so little and means so much. It can make a day or even change a life.
If one door to opportunity closes, find another. There are more doors than you need. Just keep looking until you find the right one. – Michael Josephson
Take charge of your life! Don’t just wait for the storm to end, learn to dance in the rain.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. – Eleanor Roosevelt Don’t give it! Subscribe to a weekly newsletter featuring articles and quotes of Michael Josephson atwww.whatwillmatter.com
“In the middle of every difficultly lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein
The only way to magnify your influence is to motivate others to do what you want done. – Michael Josephson Read more of Michael’s favorite quotes on leadership here: https://whatwillmatter.com/2017/02/50-best-ever-quotes-leadership/
The measure of your leadership is not how much YOU DO, but how much YOU GET OTHERS TO DO. – Michael Josephson Subscribe to a weekly newsletter featuring articles and quotes of Michael Josephson atwww.whatwillmatter.com
TRUST is a tower built stone by stone. Lies remove stones from the base and can topple the highest tower. When trust is important there are no little lies. – Michael Josephson Read more of Michael Josephson’s thoughts on trust in his commentary “Truth Matters. Trustworthiness Matters.” –https://whatwillmatter.com/2017/12/commentary-truth-matters-trustworthiness-matters/
Is It Worth It? Don’t ask if it’s going to be easy. Ask if it’s going to be worth it. – Michael Josephson Subscribe to a weekly newsletter featuring articles and quotes of Michael Josephson atwww.whatwillmatter.com
THERE ARE NO LITTLE LIES WHEN CREDIBILITY IS IMPORTANT. AND CREDIBILITY IS ALWAYS IMPORTANT. Trust is built like a tower, stone by stone and when someone lies to you it topples to tower because it removes the stones from the bottom. – Michael Josephson Subscribe to a weekly newsletter featuring articles and quotes of Michael Josephson atwww.whatwillmatter.com