Category Archives: Habits

Leaders Recognizing Holidays: Happy Everything

By | December 6, 2015

[December 6, 2015]  Today Hanukkah begins at sundown and is celebrated starting on the 25th day of Kislev.  Hanukkah means “dedication” and lasts eight successive days celebrating the rededication of the Jewish Temple following a victorious rebellion by the Jews against their oppressors.  Leaders show wisdom and respect by recognizing holidays and special occasions that are meaningful and… Read More »

Good Habits #17: Politely Accept Feedback

By | November 1, 2015

[November 1, 2015]  All leaders will tell you they politely accept feedback on their performance and encourage people to share their opinions on their leadership capability.  In practice however that is rarely true and therefore official systems have been developed as a required task to ensure feedback is given on a minimum regular schedule. True leaders, however, are… Read More »

Leader Appreciation of the Younger Generation

By | October 18, 2015

[October 18, 2015]  There are always generational differences.  Those differences are more pronounced now than ever – at least it seems that way – and that is often credited with improving technology, medical advancements, and cultural change brought on by great movements of people.  But do we really appreciate the differences between generations?  I think yes and I… Read More »

Leaders Eat Last

By | October 1, 2015

[October 1, 2015]  One of the lessons leaders quickly learn in the military is that leaders eat last.  In truth this means that leaders forgo their personal interests to support the team.  To say that leaders eat last is also symbolic of the notion that leaders accept their responsibility to assist people – who are part of their… Read More »