Feb 19 • 4M

A major lesson from an army Major

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Welcome to this week’s “Here’s an idea worth playing with” (HAIWPW).

I recorded this episode in my car whilst waiting for my kid’s football match to start. I normally just doom scroll so this was a much better use of my time.

Today I talk about how your team will become a reflection of you and pull a couple of great quotes from the extremely quotable speech by Major C. A. Bach from 1917.

As Major Bach said in his Farewell Instructions to his graduate officers, after a distinguished service in the US armed forces:

"Remember what I tell you. Your company will be the reflection of yourself. If you have a rotten company it will be because you are a rotten captain".

Of course, Major Bach was talking about his army company - but the same thing holds true for the business world too.

He also said:

"Live the kind of life you would have them lead, and you will be surprised to see the number that will imitate you."

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Until next time.


For the full speech I suggest this link (I was going to include it but it’s long!)