So you’ve been leading your organization for a year or two, maybe more, and now it’s time to turn over your pride and joy to another leader. You’ve given it everything you’ve got, as you poured your heart and soul into this organization striving to lead your team to new heights. Don’t worry, life will continue for your organization and the team you had the honor to serve with. I learned a long time ago there are many capable leaders, many better than you, and they will do just fine without you. … Read the rest
“A leader, once convinced a particular course of action is the right one, must have the determination to stick with it and be undaunted when the going gets rough.”
As a leader, you are called to action! Your job is to get things done. In the military, leaders are given a mission, provided resources, and expected to make it happen. This is what I like to refer to as action-oriented leadership. Each day you need to make progress and move the ball down the field.
As a Wing Commander at both McConnell Air Force Base and Travis Air Force Base, I had the amazing honor to serve with and lead some of the most amazing talent this Country has to offer. … Read the rest
I remember as a child growing up, each weekend my family and I would listen to the radio as we drove down Route 301 to my grandparent’s home in Virginia. Every week, we would listen to American Top 40 Countdown with Casey Kasum. After he announced the #1 song in the land, he would faithfully sign off by saying, “Keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars!”… Read the rest
A positive attitude is contagious! Do you believe that? I certainly do as I’ve seen it in action throughout my life. So we arrive at our fifth stop on our journey through SERVANT leadership. As a leader, it is amazing the impact you can have on your organization with your attitude; either positive or negative, you set the tone. Have you ever worked around someone with an unpleasant attitude—oh come on be honest? Did you like it? Of course not, so here’s the challenge—don’t be that person! … Read the rest