It was 1 p.m. on the Friday before Labor Day. The weather was perfect and everyone was anxiously waiting to receive an email from our boss that offered gratitude toward everyone for our contributions. Typically, it authorized everyone to leave early in order to enjoy a long weekend with our families. This annual email usually arrived at noon — which made the anticipation even worse. The minutes ticked by slowly, and by 2 p.m., we had given up hope. It wasn’t coming. Our team was not happy.
Ben Carpenter, a popular author, examines how the ethical behavior of a CEO is judged by shareholders, customers and employees—drawing from his own experience as a CEO.
Every Ranger School graduate remembers their Ranger buddy. I have very few memories of Ranger School that don’t include my Ranger buddies being there with me.