Sometimes it seems like there are more leadership techniques, books, and mantras than there are boxes of tissues in the world. But there’s one method used by the U.S. Marine Corps that does a good job of covering all the bases of great leadership.
Like many things in the military, the U.S. Marine Corps’ leadership traits can be remembered using an acronym. JJ-DIDTIEBUCKLE stands for: Justice, Judgement, Dependability, Initiative, Decisiveness, Tact, Integrity, Enthusiasm, Bearing, Unselfishness, Courage, Knowledge, Loyalty, and Endurance. To the Corps, these are the characteristics that define a good leader. They’re also traits that good business leaders exhibit and how they inspire those around them. These traits can earn you the respect of those you lead and help propel your business forward.
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