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Mission Briefing:  Focus, Mindset, & Finding Meaning in Your Mission

Mission Briefing: Focus, Mindset, & Finding Meaning in Your Mission

These short Mission Briefing videos share powerful tactics and success philosophies designed to overcome obstacles, break barriers, and maximize your performance in business and life. This inaugural message is about discovering the meaning to your mission as you strap in and fly on the flight path of success! It's about focus, commitment, and waking up...

What 9/11 Can Teach us about  Focus and Success

What 9/11 Can Teach us about Focus and Success

Each day, we have a choice to focus on our fears and doubts or on our passions and joys. And that choice has to be intentional. It takes discipline not to get distracted by the news, the naysayers, or the doubts in our head. But success requires us to be in control of our aircraft and keep our heading towards what makes us happy!

THE POWER OF COMPETITION

THE POWER OF COMPETITION

I love to compete. It’s in my DNA. Quite frankly, it’s one of the ways I motivate myself every day to improve.   As a matter of fact, I hate losing more than I like winning! Can you relate?   When you walk into a fighter squadron, the first thing you see are plaques on...

Chasing Excellence

Chasing Excellence

Excellence is a journey, not a destination. How do you chase excellence in your personal and professional life?

Never Outsource Accountability

Never Outsource Accountability

You’re at 20,000 feet and 550 knots on a training mission in your F-16, and your instructor pilot (IP) just demonstrated a perfect offensive BFM (Basic Fighter Maneuver) engagement. Now, it’s your turn to show him what you’ve learned. He yells out on the radio, “You have the aircraft!”   You respond, “Roger Sir, I...

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

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

The best leadership lessons are often learned when we mess up.   When I was a young Captain, I verbally disrespected a maintenance crew chief for not fully fueling my F-16 before an important training flight.  It wasn’t a big deal, but I was frustrated because it would cut my training short.   After landing,...