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OWN IT: TAKING—AND GIVING—RESPONSIBILITY

“The ancient Romans had a tradition: whenever one of their engineers constructed an arch, as the capstone was hoisted into place, the engineer assumed accountability for his work in the most profound way possible: he stood under the arch.”

—C. Michael Armstrong, former Chairman of AT&T

Ownership. Outside of the term “business casual,” ownership might be one of the most nebulous terms in business for millennials. It all became apparent to me after hearing Captain Mike Abrashoff speak at Leo Burnett, where he shared his turnaround story of how he took a ship—the USS Benfold—from being one of the worst ships ...

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