Who Eats First?

Yep, the holiday season is here. For sure many of you will be having holiday parties, luncheons and the sort with your team members.

Isn’t it funny some of the life lessons we learn by observing along the way? There are some things you don’t actually have to be told. You see it and it registers in your mind forever.

For me one of those lessons is about who eats first. Early on in my Marine Corps days I recognized that the highest rank in the tent ate last.

I’ve always applied that discipline in my business career.

Not only is it a good practice to feed the troops first, it’s a good
practice to sit with the troops. If you’re having a function, you should encourage your leadership team to scatter and not sit together.

It’s amazing what you can learn when you observe, sit and listen. That’s all I’m gonna say. Tommy Gibbs