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  • Don’t treat your subordinates like the end of a Scooby Doo episode

    Here’s my challenge to you: Don’t use the phrase, “Darn Airmen these days” as a crutch to be a poor leader.
  • Are you ready to lead?

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. — The path to command is a journey that can take more than a decade for some, but no matter how long your path is, your chance to lead might begin today. Are you ready to lead?While there are countless books, articles and leadership seminars to help guide you to becoming a successful leader, I would like to suggest a
  • Can I get a handclap?

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. — You may have heard the song by Fitz and the Tantrums and seen the trending “Lemme get two claps and a Ric Flair” YouTube videos, and I know you’ve definitely heard my version. Cue the eye-roll: You probably think I’m a “hugger” too. That’s not exactly right though.I wasn’t always like this. I used to be Ms. Air
  • The Air Force they deserve

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan.—Personnel at McConnell Air Force Base are blessed to serve in a supportive, military-friendly community.Whenever I am off the installation in uniform, I am constantly being thanked for my service. On several occasions, my lunch tab was picked up by an anonymous citizen in a gesture of thanks. I always respond with
  • Riding for the brand

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. — Many of us remember watching cowboy shows and movies on TV when we were kids. They were mostly about justice and fighting for what was right, and they showed outlaws, rustlers, sheriffs and marshals. One thing that always seemed to be in those movies were large cattle ranches and the importance of each ranch’s
  • Fearless leaders, step out of the shadows

    “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine it's not just in
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