Fly With Waldo

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.

Loyalty, Courage and Service

Loyalty, Courage and Service

“Don’t’ worry, we’ll be back for you.”   That's what U.S. Navy pilot Thomas Hudner told his wingman Ensign Jesse Brown after he got shot down in North Korea.   Hudner crash-landed his Corsair to save his friend, but wasn’t able to pull him from the burning wreckage. Now 65 years later, with a Medal...

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.