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Share Your Truth: Be Present (Part 2)

“I was in an undercover survival class and they said if you can recognize or comprehend that you have been shot, then you...

Share Your Truth: Be Present

Nothing can prepare you for the reality of a knock on the door telling you your wife has been in an accident. It can’t...

Building personal resilience

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — We often hear the word resiliency, but what does it mean? There are multiple definitions of...

Attitudes are caught not taught: Catch a good one

Austrian psychiatrist, neurologist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl once said, “Everything can be taken from a person but one thing, the last of human...

Use adversity to help grow

I want to address topics that are near and dear to people’s hearts. Suicide awareness, community struggles, church sermons on life change, our families,...

Moving forward after failure

Our Airmen are hurting. Our Airmen are overworked, underappreciated and far too often seek permanent solutions to temporary problems. The blame for this...

The importance of being earnest… at reading

I love to read. It’s a total escape for me. Reading for pleasure, professional development, catching up on sports, whatever the subject, reading is...

Does your organization have a culture of “No”?

Over the past three decades, I have observed varying degrees in the shift of Air Force culture. I joined the Air Force in July 1990,...

Learn what you can control, bloom where planted

In the highly competitive environment of our normal day-to-day Air Force careers, it is sometimes easy to get caught up in the discussion of...

Servant leaders build strong Airmen, teams

I have the honor of speaking with Airmen of all ranks and ages where I get to share my perspectives on the Air Force...