As a businessman, and a former Marine, I have spent many more years in a pin-striped suit than in a Marine uniform. Yet I have found that the incomparable leadership training I received in the Marine Corps has served me well over the years in the business world.
Marine Corps training prepared me to lead Marines into combat, but many of the lessons I learned are equally applicable to the “battlefield” of the marketplace. The intensely competitive environment of the world of commerce calls for courage, resourcefulness, flexibility, and, above all, the ability to inspire your people to follow you—even when you may be going on instinct alone.
If there was ever an organization with an abundance of leaders, at every level of the ...