In 2 Minutes, the Secretary of Defense Showed the Difference Between True Leadership and Just Being the Boss

When corporate types use military terminology, it often times slips past the pathetic and into the risible.

When executives talk about killing the competition, fighting in the trenches and running things up flagpoles, it’s merely a salute to their myopia.

Rare is the truth that translates from real wars to ones over soap powder or cellphones.

However, a moving speech by Secretary of Defense and retired general James Mattis, given last week to members of the military in Jordan, is worth absorbing.

It offers a couple of fundamental pointers for how to speak to those who work for you and who look to you for leadership.

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Powerful….worth the minute it will take you to read this, of that I  assure you. 

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