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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...

Rumble Airman, Rumble

Muhammad Ali’s trainer, Drew Bundini Brown, said, “You gonna float like a butterfly and sting like a bee, aaah (in unison with Ali), Rumble...

The importance of being an energetic leader

In today’s Air Force, it can often feel like our workloads never diminish and our to-do lists quickly pile up with new and ever-increasing...

Sustain your authenticity

For many years leadership scholars have attempted to define and determine the characteristics, personality traits and styles of great leaders; yet no clear profile...

Show families appreciation now

As much as I hate to admit it, the other night my wife was right. She said I do not appreciate or understand all...

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...

Finding your life after finishing your service

I realize that the adage “no one cares how much you know until they know how much you care” is especially important in our...

Being a visible leader

In thinking of a workable, relevant leadership philosophy, I try to keep things simple and stick to the Air Force core values as a...