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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...

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...

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.

Holiday Message – Tighten Down the Rivets

Holiday Message – Tighten Down the Rivets

As we experience this holiday season, I wanted to send you a little reminder to spend some time in the hangar these next few weeks. We all need maintenance on our airframe, especially with the pressures and challenges of life.   Take some time to review the areas in your personal and professional life that perhaps you may...

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!