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Troubled times require deep praise

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In a short letter dated Christmas 1943, and addressed to the men and women of the armed forces, President Franklin D. Roosevelt highlighted their most important achievement to date during World War II.

Sandwiched between general praise for their courage, skills and devotion to duty, FDR put his finger on their exact distinction against the enemy, saying, “You have already destroyed his dream of conquest.”

Lesson: Even at the peak of battle when the end remains distant, praise your soldiers’ most salient accomplishment.

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