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Default Air Force Logo I believe
Several months ago, I was in a class that was studying early creeds. One of the many things that stayed with me from this class was where the modern word "creed" is derived from.The word creed actually originated from the Latin word credo, which means "I believe." When I heard this, my mind immediately began to apply this "I believe" criterion to
0 6/02
2015
Default Air Force Logo Spring time for growth, transformation
As a Florida native, I can't wait for spring each year.....a time to pull out the summer wardrobe and ski without all those layers. I also love the opportunity to hike with the spring flowers.Seeing the new buds on the trees, I'm reminded how these plants can resemble our own story. For months I ran by those same trees, thinking they looked dead.
0 5/26
2015
Default Air Force Logo Service before self
With Memorial Day only a few days away, it seems appropriate to talk about "service before self," the most misunderstood Air Force value.I was already on active duty when the Air Force created the core values. At that time, many of us thought, "Well, it's official now, the Air Force is more important than my family or me."This year marks the 20th
0 5/22
2015
Default Air Force Logo Know your part, do your part
It's already in the human psyche, so no one needs to learn this anew. But everyone needs to be reminded. From a leadership perspective it's important to capture lessons in a format that people are able to easily remember.For all things relating to sexual harassment and the potential of escalation to sexual violence in the workplace it's about
0 5/15
2015
Default Air Force Logo What’s a leader without a follower
"He's not leadership material...he's just a follower." Have you ever heard or spoke words like that about someone before? They were assuredly meant as a put down and a sign that the person was not cut from the right cloth to serve in our military.As part of our warrior ethos, we study leadership continuously throughout our careers and hold its
0 5/13
2015
Default Air Force Logo Leading your people across the river without drowning yourself
Leading an organization through a project or crisis can be a lot like leading a group of people across a river. A good leader is worried about the size of the river, strength of the current, temperature of the water and the skillset of the people that have to get across. That's a lot to keep track of. So much so that some leaders forget that they
0 5/06
2015
Default Air Force Logo National Police Week time to remember fallen officers, celebrate public service
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge in Washington, D.C., to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have
0 4/28
2015
Default Air Force Logo Slow your roll, drivers -- there are walkers about
I won't walk on your car if you don't drive on my feet. Deal?I like to walk. Fresh air, sunshine and exercise without the need to shower or wear spandex.Peterson Air Force Base, as it turns out, is a remarkable place for walking. The base's tree-lined streets are almost universally equipped with well-maintained sidewalks. Well-marked crosswalks,
0 4/28
2015
Default Air Force Logo Resiliency a program for success
As members of the U.S. Air Force, we are held to high levels of standards in every aspect of our lives, both professionally and personally. We have answered our nation's call to serve and are proud and humbled to be offered such a great responsibility. Despite the greatness which flows through our ranks, none of us are immune to trials and
0 4/27
2015
Default Air Force Logo Developing a leadership philosophy
The number one question I get from young supervisors is, "How do I become an effective leader?" The question takes many forms, but it all boils down to the same issue; what set of skills does one focus on in order to lead effectively?In my feedback sessions with young supervisors at my unit, I often talk about the importance of developing a
0 4/20
2015
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