My days as a cadet at the Air Force Academy were truly remarkable. The intensity, military regimen, and intense discipline were quite new to me as young teenager. What stood out most were the meals. (more…)
In the world of the fighter pilot, we have a saying – you fight like you train. We don't train to survive, we train to win! Do you?
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!
When you commit to excellence, lead by example, and set the standard, others will do the same. Leadership takes work and sacrifice.
Winners possess a positive attitude and are disciplined, passionate, and committed. But at the end of the day, they take action to make things happen.
To create a culture of excellence where people are motivated to do their best, an organization must be focused on performance as its ultimate criteria for success. Nothing else really matters. Organizations that have great morale and teamwork aren’t going to be around for long if they don’t deliver the mission!