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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
Default Air Force Logo Can we recognize an offender in our midst?
Researchers tell us that while there is no one particular type of rapist, acquaintance rapists often follow a pattern of seven steps. If we understand the steps of an offender who knows their victim, we will be more likely to hold offenders accountable for this crime. Additionally, we will be more aware of intervention points.April is Sexual
0 4/14
2015
Default Air Force Logo The test of three
At a recent commander's call, I outlined how I expect the members of the 21st Medical Operations Squadron to treat one another. In preparing for the topic, I ran across a story about rumors which ostensibly originated with Socrates. I found the story applicable not only in terms of customer service -- which I also expect to be outstanding for our
0 4/07
2015
Default Air Force Logo No task too small
Perhaps the most researched topic by military scholars is the topic of leadership. Volumes of books are written about the subject and there are many retired senior leaders who make a living facilitating leadership seminars or sharing their experiences during speaking engagements.In the Air Force, our Airmen's "leadership" is critiqued in
0 3/26
2015
Default Air Force Logo March Madness: Showcasing great teams, leadership
March Madness. A time for college basketball teams to Duke it out (pun intended) for the national championship. The consistent winners display the hallmarks of a great team. Selfless, dedicated and disciplined individuals (players and coaches) committed to performing their best and working together for their team to perform its best. All consistent
0 3/23
2015
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