3 No-Fail Self-Leadership Safeguards Against Pride

By General John Michel

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I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself.
Pietro Aretino

Long ago there lived an island king overflowing with pride who, one sleepless night, got it into his head that he would like to touch the moon.

“Why not?” he asked himself, “After all, I am the King. What I want, I get. And I want to touch the moon.”

The next morning the king called his chief carpenter into the royal court.

“I want you to build me a tower,” he commanded. “One tall enough to reach the moon.”

The carpenter’s stomach jumped and his eyes bulged.

“The moon, sire? Did you …read more

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John E. Michel is a widely recognized expert in culture, strategy & individual and organizational change. An accomplished unconventional leader and proven status quo buster, he has successfully led several multi-billion dollar transformation efforts and his award-winning work has been featured in a wide variety of articles and journals, including the Harvard Business Review. In addition to serving our nation as an active duty General Officer in the United States Air Force, John enjoys helping people learn to walk differently in the world so they can become the best version of themselves possible. He is blessed to be married to the most patient person on the planet and together, they have two amazing sons. You are encouraged to learn more about John at his website, www.MediocreMe.com Contact John Michel via email ( JohnMichel@GeneralLeadership.com) || Military Biography (http://www.af.mil/information/bios/bio.asp?bioID=15666)

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