“Fate rarely calls upon us at the moment of our choosing.”
Early in my tenure as Commanding General of NATO Air Training Command—Afghanistan, I had the opportunity to sit down with my aide-de-camp, Sergio Fontanez (Twitter: #SleepySerge). Our conversation that day quickly turned from routine matters of scheduling, required phone calls, and the necessary events of the day into a conversation about Serge’s fascination with the power of Superheroes to teach us valuable life and leadership lessons.
Admittedly, I was a bit skeptical at first. Call it ignorance or lack of imagination, I have to admit I never really gave much thought to what those colorful characters with larger than life capabilities could teach us.… Read the rest