056 – Marine Corps Leadership Trait: Enthusiasm
Leadership is a marathon, not a sprint. Enthusiasm along the journey can be difficult to maintain. However, it's crucial to effective leadership. Enthusiasm is contagious. When a leader can maintain enthusiasm for the goal and the likelihood of team success, other team members share a similar level of excitement, energy, and hopefulness. If the leader's enthusiasm falters, team members naturally migrate toward halfhearted efforts and less concern for goal accomplishment.