The Ultimate EDGE: Learning to Bend but Not Break

By General John Michel

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Resilience is not a commodity you are born with, waiting silently on tap. It is self-manufactured painstakingly over time by working through your problems and never giving up, even in the face of difficulty or failure.”
Lori Myers

More than two million people died, four million were displaced and thousands fled civil war. However, through faith and perseverance, one “lost boy”, who later grew to become an American Airman, returned home healthier and happier than ever before.

Airman Magazine recently featured the story of Air Force Staff Sgt. Deng Pour who, as a young boy at the age of 5, lived through many …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, Contact John Michel via email ( || Military Biography (

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