Battle Between Two Wolves

The Cherokee Proverb regarding the ‘Battle Between Two Wolves’ inside all of us has been a long-time favorite and truly resonates with me. The proverb...

Creating high performance through job satisfaction

Do you like your job? Do your Airmen like their jobs? If you answered no, why? How you answer those questions can say a...

Standing up for your convictions

Have you ever found yourself in an awkward situation where you know the circumstances are illegal, immoral, unethical or for self-gain? The juices inside you...

Let your people do their jobs

Recently, while deployed, I came in one morning and saw things were more hectic than usual. The two master sergeants on shift gave me the...

Trend Buckers

With increasing regularity in society’s faster-paced work environments, many disciplines are publishing articles about employee burnout. More so in the private sector, industries are...

Military service: more than just a job

The U.S. military has a long and proud tradition; this tradition is captured within the Profession of Arms, executed through the Code of Conduct...

What to do with a setback

It was a dreary day five years ago when I received a phone call at home from my squadron commander informing me that my...

The right balance produces peak performance

Starting a new year often motivates us to accomplish new goals, but the largest obstacle to overcome is maintaining motivation past January! Achieving peak...

Dare to fail

I don’t recall my specific age, but I remember being out of college and getting ready to leave for Officer Training School when my...

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

Growing up in the 1980s, every day after school the only cartoon on TV was Scooby Doo. The ending of every episode was always the...