When COVID-19 entered our collective consciousness and began to shape our daily lives, I started asking guests on the Leadership Lab podcast about what leaders can do to best support their people during uncertain times. The overwhelming response: “check-in regularly with your people.” The concept of conducting one-on-one meetings isn’t new. For some of you,…

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A decade ago, Simon Sinek asked Marine Corps Lieutenant General George Flynn, “What made the Marines so great?” The general responded, “Officers eat last.” Sinek slightly modified the sentiment and used it as the title of his 2014 bestseller, Leaders Eat Last. The book focuses on the sacrifices that true leaders make for their people and a…

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