- Dr. Marilou Ryder author of Rules of the Game: How
TIP #23 HONOR THE PAST, EMBRACE THE FUTURE
One of the biggest rookie leadership mistakes is to take over the helm of an organization and not honor existing traditions. Traditions are what build culture and group cohesion. Just think, discarding a long held tradition in your organization is just like taking Christmas away from a five-year-old. Don’t do it! Find out what the traditions are and become part of them. You can always start your new traditions as you honor the past and embrace the future.