Benevolence may not seem like one of the military success traits at first glance, but consider all of the humanitarian missions conducted by the U.S. military at home and abroad. Examples of military compassion abound online and in the news. Our service members are good people who care about the well-being of others.

There are hundreds of military charities, scholarships and relief organizations as well as non-profits founded by former military. Jacob Wood and William McNulty, two former U.S. Marines, created Team Rubicon and now organize teams of veterans for humanitarian relief. Service is to serve. Wood and McNulty are CNN Heroes .

Empathy towards others drives compassion which makes stronger teams. Succeeding for the person on your right and your left is much more powerful than succeeding for yourself.

Benevolence is a key ingredient for winning in business. Is benevolence in your corporate DNA?

Bobby Whitehouse

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