Tuesday August 18, 2009 #147

“There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others.” 

~George Shinn

Today’s JAM is dedicated to a man who was instrumental in my development as a leader and as a person.  Mike Schmidt’s passing on Saturday was unexpected and a cause of sadness for his family, friends, and the thousands of people he touched as a leader.  I am one of those and am grateful to have known him well and worked closely with him.  Whether you knew Mike or not, please pause for a moment and reflect with gratitude on the people in your life who have provided you with the lessons and examples that have made you who you are.