Lessons from Retired Marine General James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis

Jody‘s crew found an interesting article on Business Insider filled with some leadership advice from Retired Marine General James Mattis looking to help inspire and motivate employees in the corporate world. He said to “lead by example.” The retired General is writing a book on leadership and strategy. At a lecture at Stanford University that Business Insider attended, they came away with a few key points.

Be passionate about your role to inspire your workers. He said that as a leader you need to be passionate about your work.
Back up your subordinates when they make mistakes. This will help you earn their trust.
Empower your people by delegating responsibility. He said you want to delegate to the lowest capable level to get the job done. Reward risk-takers.
Get the corporate culture right. Culture starts at the top and cannot easily be overcome.

Read the full article here.