In an opening page of “41”, a book written by former President George W.
Bush “43” about former President George H.W. Bush, the son offered this description of his father:
“The scene captured the character of George Bush. He was daring and courageous, always seeking new adventures and new challenges. He was humble and quick to share credit. He deflected attention from himself and refused to brag about his accomplishments. He trusted others and inspired their loyalty. And above all, he found joy.”
The scene was the immediate gathering following “41”‘s parachute jump on his 90th birthday. He did a dual jump with an experienced paratrooper. Pretty cool for 90.
Trust that inspires loyalty.
Selfless and humble.
Courageous and adventuresome.
Full of joy.
As I read it, it inspired me. Made me want to be a better husband, father, leader, CEO.
PalletOne CEO Howe Wallace
Since 2005, he has been sharing his thoughts on the organization, leadership, and communication in an online daily note to teammates called Daily with HQ.