Things Your Parents Taught You

Monday Message from Jerry Houston, President and CEO of HPISolutions

I don’t know about you, but my parents are in my head.  Even in my advancing years, I can still hear them…

  • “Honor your father and mother”
  • “Don’t chew with your mouth open”
  • “No elbows on the table”
  • “It’s impolite to stare”
  • “Say PLEASE and THANK YOU”
  • “The problem with lying is that you have to cover it with another lie”
  • “If I have to stop this car…”

Both my father and my mother had their favorite pieces of advice.  And, as I think back about it, I used them all with my kids!  I learned very important things, such as treating women with respect, not using foul language in the company of others, being polite, and showing an attitude of gratitude.

What is the point of this Monday Message?  Be kind, mind your manners, don’t interrupt others when they are talking, treat everyone the way you want to be treated, and never forget that we are known by our actions, far more than our words… and, as leaders, remember that everyone is watching us.

Have a great week!