While I am not one for traditions, I have tried to keep up one that was started at Syracuse University by the man who took the biggest risk on me in this business, Stuart Williams.
Starting the Monday after Thanksgiving through the beginning of Christmas break, he would wear a different Christmas tie.
I have been wearing my ties here at Emdeon this year and going somewhat unnoticed until the last couple of days. I have had multiple chances to relay the story of carrying on the tradition of a man that I respect very much. The best comment came this morning from a very unexpected source. This person stopped at my desk and had to see todays tie. He asked me why I wear them and I explained the story to him. He got a big smile and said ”I like that story, good for you”.
The only tradition I have not carried on is the Mistletoe bow tie. Because, that is “Stuart”