March Tenth Success Secret – James F. Bender

March 10, 2018 — Leave a comment

Perhaps the leader’s greatest responsibility is to build up morale and maintain it. Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary defines morale as “Condition as affected by, or dependent upon, such moral or mental factors as zeal, spirit, hope, confidence, etc.; mental state, as of an army.” The right kinds of incentives, of course, are great morale builders. Yet something is even more basic. For you find morale at its highest peak in organizations where the members help to set up expectations for each other and the organization as a whole. This way of doing things makes the members feel that they belong; that they are an important part of the whole. It develops their sense of security of fair play. The truisms force us to the conclusion that: Great expectations spring from democratic participation.


~ James F. Bender, The Technique of Executive Leadership

Dave Leingang

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Dave Leingang retired from the United States Navy in 2003 with twenty one years of service. After retiring he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Leadership from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND. A lifelong learner and always looking for a challenge he became a John Maxwell Team Founding Partner in 2011. Dave’s been facilitating leadership classes and mastermind groups to businesses and non-profits for over ten years in both traditional and distant learning classroom.

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