I first ‘met’ Michael on Twitter. The topics he spoke about and the ‘traveling’ tweets that he posted immediately appealed to me. There was an innate energy about him and what he was accomplishing.
I then visited his site. Two words: “Blown Away”. This man — who not only is the CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, is an accomplished speaker, leader, and social media guru. He’s also a devoted family man — married for over 32 years and has five daughters and four grandchildren.
But what really attracted me to him is his focus on Leadership and Ethics. You see — Michael is rare in today’s business world. He actually embraces a strict ethical and moral stance (in business and life) and strikes a decided separation from today’s “laissez-faire” attitude of business leaders.
Since I also write about these topics — I was happy to stumble upon a fellow traveler.
So check him out — he just launched a new site — and I love his quote about it:
“My personal philosophy is that if you aren’t continually reinventing yourself, your company, and your brand, it’s only a matter of time before you become obsolete, irrelevant, or go out of business.”
Someday, I would like to meet and speak to Michael. I think we have a lot in common.