Leadership principles learned in the military: Communicating the ‘why’ is important

Veteran Joe Sanchez writes in Talent Culture of four leadership lessons he took away from his experience in the military.

  • Emphasize the importance of communications
    Sanchez tells leaders to encourage candid discussion. He writes, “Communicating the ‘Why’ is just as important, if not more so, than the “How.'”
  • Develop talent, grow leaders
    Mentor up-and-coming leaders.
  • Value learning
    Cross-train employees. Sanchez writes, “This will enable them to see the bigger picture and understand the ‘Why.'”
  • Accountability
    Give credit publicly and privately, helping people to feel they are part of something bigger.

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