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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...

Community Wingman

Be A Community Wingman

     As we approach our great nation's birthday, I wanted to share a rewarding experience I recently had with my family.   This past Father’s Day, I was thrilled to be honored as the "Hometown Hero" at the Atlanta Braves game. It was truly a special occasion and I was blessed to be...

Hope, Courage and Inspiration from a Stranger

Hope, Courage and Inspiration from a Stranger

Every day we have a chance to inspire and to be inspired - to find greater meaning in the grind of our daily lives. To find the courage and hope to press on and break through our fears and doubts that may be holding us back from taking our life to the next level. Even when we're in the dungeon of despair.

How to Become a Champion of Change

How to Become a Champion of Change

If you want to lead at work, keep your eyes (and ears) scanning for workplace “litter” (corrupt employees, gossip, wasted resources, unreliable partners, etc.) Show others where the litter is and get them on your cleaning crew. Come up with a viable plan. Share the litter and solution with your leadership (if able.) Grab a garbage bag and get to work!

Unconditional Service – The Wingman Way

Unconditional Service – The Wingman Way

Smiles are contagious. And so is the positive energy that results when you acknowledge someone for being special. It’s about honoring one's humanity (which in my opinion is a great way to serve someone.) You never know how your kind word, extra tip or gift will affect someone.

The Most Important Leadership Trait in Business

The Most Important Leadership Trait in Business

When you commit to excellence, lead by example, and set the standard, others will do the same. Leadership takes work and sacrifice.