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Default Air Force Logo Leadership by example
I am privileged to serve with members of the U.S. Air Force, who are dedicated, innovative and live a life of sacrifice.
0 11/09
2017
Default Air Force Logo Leaders: Born or made?
Have you ever considered whether leaders are born or if they’re made? Which is greater? Put mathematically, is Made Leadership > Born Leadership?
0 11/03
2017
Default Air Force Logo Mentor, coach, lead
Many consider leadership a trait you’re born with it, while some consider it a trait you hone and develop through reflection and feedback. I contend it is both—we all have leadership qualities within in us, and it is our life experiences and interactions that shape them.My kindergarten teacher, Ms. Gleason, was easily one of the sweetest lady you’d
0 11/01
2017
Default Air Force Logo What happened to “us?”
Let’s be honest with ourselves—the majority of the Air Force is made up of technical career fields, whether that is a flight crew following a checklist, a maintainer or logistic readiness squadron Airmen completing equipment preventative maintenance inspection, or civil engineers maintaining real property. This focus on “things” and “precise
0 10/13
2017
Default Air Force Logo It is a great day; what are you going to do with it?
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan.— The names in this story have been changed to protect the not-so-innocent, the locations and specific mission details have been omitted and some of the quotes have been cleaned up to better fit the potential audience, but this is a story I need to tell.With 36 hours to go until my retirement ceremony, I am supposed to
0 10/05
2017
A child with a dog Volunteering: Solidifying your “purrr-pose”
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan.— The day my parents brought me home from the hospital, I was greeted by my mom’s dalmatian, Dallas. I had pets my whole life until I joined the Air Force in 2015.Leaving home at 18 and learning to live on your own is hard. The way I see it, leaving home at 18 and joining the military is harder — not only do you have
0 10/05
2017
Default Air Force Logo Who do you owe, why are you here
My story about joining the U.S. Air Force is a selfish one. When I finished completing my undergraduate and master’s degrees, I simply needed a job. I had mounting student loans from graduate school and bills that needed to be paid. Many of my family members had served in the armed forces and my brother was an Air Force public health officer. He
0 9/29
2017
An Airman examines baggage content Space-A: Do you know how it works?
The McConnell Air Force Base passenger terminal accommodates active duty and retired military members as well as their dependents through space available travel. Space-A can seem confusing, but it’s actually quite simple. It all starts with the sign-up process. Potential passengers will sign-up via email request and are then placed on the standby
0 9/26
2017
Default Air Force Logo Attitude
You can either love what you do or hate it, but it all depends on your attitude.Colin Powell once said, “Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.”I read this during a challenging assignment when I didn’t have the right attitude. I was a section superintendent responsible for the actions, products and well-being of 10 people. We all got along great
0 9/22
2017
Default Air Force Logo Asking why
A few years ago, I had the unique privilege to spend time listening to and talking with Simon Sinek, author of The New York Times best seller, "Start with Why."  If you have not heard him speak, read his book, or perhaps watched any of his many TED Talk on-line presentations, I highly encourage you to do so.   The premise of Start with Why, is
0 9/15
2017
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