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THE POWER OF THANK YOU

THE POWER OF THANK YOU

No two words inspire more action than a simple gesture of gratitude: saying “thank you.”  Unfortunately, it took me too long to realize this.  When I was in the military, I rarely thanked the troops that mattered. The people who were younger than me, who were enlisted, who generally received far less recognition than people...

Why preventing burnout starts by taking regular breaks

The Secret to Peak Performance: Refuel and Retool

     Did you know that fighter pilots must take at least 12 hours of crew rest between training […]

Appreciating our Unsung Heroes

     In the hustle and bustle of business and life, it’s easy to forget to thank those who […]

Appreciation Will Help You Become a Better Teammate

Walk the Flight Line: Leadership, Appreciation, and Being a Wingman at Work

Failing can teach us many lessons, especially when it comes to leadership.    And when we fail to show appreciation towards the most important people around us, we need to acknowledge exactly why it can be so detrimental to their lives and ours.  As a young Captain flying F-16s, I was used to having everything prepped...

F-18 Fighter Jet Take Off

Five Top-Gun Tactics to Conquer Fear, Overcome Adversity and Achieve Breakthroughs

Have you ever wondered how to overcome fear?   I used to fly F-16’s in combat. As you can imagine, I went through some intensely fearful experiences. When I look back and reflect on those missions, it wasn't the missiles that caused me the most fear. It was being strapped into the tiny cockpit of an...

Veterans Day Memories – What Really Matters

When I look back on my Air Force career and reflect on all the amazing experiences I’ve had, I don’t […]