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Leadership in Action: Dividends and Interest - Grounded in Leadership Basics by Craig Chappelow

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Dividends & Interest

Grounded in Leadership Basics

Craig Chappelow

Writer Alain de Botton calls travel the “midwife of thought.” I'd have to agree with him, because I recently took a business trip that gave birth to some insights into leadership.

I had scheduled an evening flight from New Orleans to my home in Greensboro, with a connection in Atlanta, thus breaking two of my own air travel rules. Namely:

1. Do not take the last flight of the day.

2. Do not connect in Atlanta.

The first rule is easy to explain. If there's a mechanical problem with the last flight of the day or you miss your connection, you're stuck. Usually you have to wait until the next day, with no guarantee that you'll be able to get on the first flight out. As for flying ...

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