What Soldiers Teach Us.

"Always do more than is required of you." ~ George S. Patton.

Does what is taught to soldiers have any transferable benefit in the business world? I may be a bit prejudiced but from my perspective the answer is an unreserved "Hell yes". The leadership, accountability and mission objective lessons ingrained in our Marines, Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen, I believe, can help us all make more sales, be more productive and more effectively accomplish our business goals.

What are those lessons?

Your Mission - what is it and how will you accomplish it? There are no excuses, it's always "Mission first".

On Your Priorities.
On the Solution - not the Problem.
On Getting it Done (no excuses).

By Example - Walk Your Talk.
With Objectives -Get & Convey a Clear Understanding of them.
Without micromanaging - Trust your team and hold them accountable.

An Esprit De Corps & Pride in your team of being a part of something greater than themselves. Win Hearts and Minds.
Leaders - people that have passion, pride and perform above and beyond expectations (don't coddle them - challenge them)

You are only as good as the weakest member of your team.

You're Only As Good as the Weakest.


  1. Dan - I think my favorite thing about you is the simplicity in which you convey a message...hence I guess the name of the blog. I enjoy the little reminders you share.

  2. Thank You Nathan your comment and thoughts are very much appreciated. The simplicity is a product of a guy who doesn't see much shading in the good traits, and bad, we share as human beings and who greatly admires the good ones he sees in others.