John E. Michel

Let Us Do Good: 3 Lessons On Living With Purpose From 9/11

11-Sep-2014 | John E. Michel

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson Ther

The Nobility Of Fighting For Freedom

4-Jul-2014 | John E. Michel

“Those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act.” – Albert Einstein It has been called the greatest photograph of all time. It may well be the most widely reproduced, even winning th

Lead Wisely: Develop A Courageous Heart

2-Jul-2014 | John E. Michel

“I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.” - Maya Angelou The great philosopher Aristotle once said, “You will never do anything i

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Carrying The Flag: Discovering The Leader In All Of Us

2-May-2014 | John E. Michel

“Where there is right action, there is victory.” - Sanskrit Proverb From our earliest memories it seems countless people in our lives are keen to convince us leading is reserved for a special fe

Monkey In The Mirror

23-Apr-2014 | John E. Michel

“The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it.” - Warren G. Bennis It’s unlikely Wolfgang Kohler had any reason to believe that when he conducted his now famous monkey experime

Leadership Excellence: Not For The Faint of Heart

26-Mar-2014 | John E. Michel

“The greatest test of courage is to bear defeat without losing heart.” Robert Green Ingersoll tale from the Far East tells of a mouse that was so terrified of cats he would rarely risk steppin

Utilizing Your Natural Advantage

6-Feb-2014 | John E. Michel

A friend once shared a simple, but profound story about a school in a distant village. Now I’m excited to share it with you. Far, far away, say half a world away, there was a small, brick school.

On The Business Of Others

21-Jan-2014 | John E. Michel

In December 2006, Marine Colonel (now Major General), Juan Ayala was serving as the senior advisor to the 1st Iraqi Army Division headquartered in Habbaniyah, Iraq. In this key role, General Ayala ad

Creating A Strategy For Limitless Success

13-Jan-2014 | John E. Michel

Growing up, one of my favorite television series was Mission: Impossible. The immensely popular program chronicles the adventures of the Impossible Missions Force (IMF), a team of government spies and

Magnify Success: Choose Your Words Wisely

26-Dec-2013 | John E. Michel

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. - Aesop "Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me."  Many of you will remember this popular rhyme from elementary