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October At C-Level
October - a busy month already.

Houston Astros are in the world series. At this newsletter's publication time, we're up 3-2, game 6 tonight in H-town!

Go 'Stros!

Halloween is just around the corner, get ready for those trick-or-treaters.
And I went gulf fishing earlier this month. See the article below for some leadership lessons learned in the process - we can always glean value, even from play.

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Lessons in Fishing & Leadership

By D. Kevin Berchelmann

I recently joined some friends in Venice, Louisiana to do some gulf fishing. Those who know me are right now asking themselves what sort of alien has taken over my body, since they know well that I'm no fisherman. Not even a little bit.

But gulf fishing with a charter is different; there's a crew on the boat that does all the things that need to happen to make fishing a success. Essentially, we passengers have no responsibility whatsoever.

Good times had by all. Fish caught, fish eaten, cigars smoked. Lots of laughs. But, much to the chagrin of some of my fishing partners, I also noticed some appropriate leadership lessons from our days in the boat. Some things that apply to us once we get back onshore, and return to our real worlds, where responsibility and accountability seems to run amok.

Officers Eat Last
By Kevin Ross
There is a tradition, especially among our military's ground troops, that officers eat last. I'll let the Army and Marines argue about who started it, but woe be unto the uninitiated Airman or Sailor who gets in the chow line out in the field with ground forces before all the enlisted men and women have been fed. I've seen it in action many times, and sometimes it means the officers go hungry.

When an Air Force airplane with a big crew lands at the end of a mission, the crew doesn't put the aircraft to bed and head to quarters (or maybe the club) until everyone's finished with their post-flight duties. Who knows how the Navy does it on ships. I'll leave it to someone else to write about that.

So what's my point? What could that possibly have to do with the way you lead your team? 

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