Lead Like a Marine- Not a Kindergarten Student
Are you The Big Boss at your company? Are you the boss who always takes the best parking space right by the front door of your company? Do you have a sign by your parking space that says, RESERVED FOR THE BIG BOSS?
Are you the kind of leader who runs to be first in line in the company cafeteria?
Well, if you are. STOP IT.
To be a good Big Boss, you have to put your employees first. Stop acting like a child in kindergarten who wants to be first in line all the time. Stop trying to hold the rope at the front of the train when your class walks from your kindergarten room to the gym class.
A Marine Commander stands at the end of the chow line and lets his troops be served first. Lead like a Marine and not a kindergarten student.
Are you five years old, or are you A Marine?
My employees are served their food first. Nepeta, Charlie, and Jr, all choose their dishes before me, and then I eat from the last bowl.
We eat together every morning around 5:00 a.m. and every evening at 5:00 p.m. I don’t think I am better than my employees. I am served the same food they eat. I don’t eat steak while my employees are served cat food. We both eat cat food, served from the same storage container.
We even share seven litter boxes. I don’t have my own bathroom.
I lead my employees like A Marine.
Now get to the back of the line, get rid of your parking sign, park farthest from the front door, and eat cat food with your employees.
Semper Fidelis, always faithful.
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About Pooh Hodges
I have had a hard life. Born to a single mother in a back alley in Wisconsin. I never knew my father. My sister died young. I am writing my story. Look for it.