Month: March 1973

Meet Sam Antion (1)

Meet Sam Antion Leadership Skills from a Man Who Came to America in a Dung-Filled Cattle Boat By Tom Antion I’ve been bragging about my dad ever since 1973 when I did my graduation speech. I’ve even done professional speeches about one of the techniques he used to make me tough when I was just a baby (see below). Until I was preparing his eulogy this past week, I have never actually written down all the leadership skills he taught me. As I was working on them, I thought that they would be a good example that anyone could use both in their life and in their work. I only saw dad speak in public once and that was at his 50th wedding anniversary, but I witnessed the leadership skills listed below, my whole life. Here’s Dad’s Memorial Top 10 List Leadership Skill #1 Build it Strong Dad would always build things more sturdy than they needed to be so that he would never have to worry when an extraordinary force was applied. He knew that whatever he built would stand up to the test. This applied to both character traits and real hammer and nail construction. In fact, without his insistence on this leadership trait, I would not be here today. When I was 16 years old a drunk driver doing nearly 100 mph (161 kph) ran his...

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Meet Sam Antion

Meet Sam Antion Leadership Skills from a Man Who Came to America in a Dung-Filled Cattle Boat By Tom Antion I’ve been bragging about my dad ever since 1973 when I did my graduation speech. I’ve even done professional speeches about one of the techniques he used to make me tough when I was just a baby (see below). Until I was preparing his eulogy this past week, I have never actually written down all the leadership skills he taught me. As I was working on them, I thought that they would be a good example that anyone could use both in their life and in their work. I only saw dad speak in public once and that was at his 50th wedding anniversary, but I witnessed the leadership skills listed below, my whole life. Here’s Dad’s Memorial Top 10 List Leadership Skill #1 Build it Strong Dad would always build things more sturdy than they needed to be so that he would never have to worry when an extraordinary force was applied. He knew that whatever he built would stand up to the test. This applied to both character traits and real hammer and nail construction. In fact, without his insistence on this leadership trait, I would not be here today. When I was 16 years old a drunk driver doing nearly 100 mph (161 kph) ran his...

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