We asked Michael to share a little bit about himself:
I was the champion sentence diagrammer in my 6th grade English class and majored in English at Fort Hays State. But I never imagined myself as a writer. That changed in the 1990s when I began publishing a newsletter for my nonprofit consulting practice. I had never felt so energized. Over a 15-year period, I wrote nine books about my work.
I currently write a weekly column for the Salina 311 newspaper which focuses on Kansas people, culture, and history. The greatest compliment I ever got was from a reader who said, “Your text is so clear — you take me by the hand, lead me down the path, and don’t let me get lost.”