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Default Air Force Logo Qualities of a Great Leader
There have been countless leaders in the course of history. Good or bad, leaders impact the lives of subordinates for better or worse. A good leader should be honest and full of integrity, be able to put others before themselves and be tactful in the way they speak to subordinates, much like the core values we practice in the United States Air
0 6/09
2015
Default Air Force Logo Advertise before you sell
Recently, I attempted to put together an event that would provide people the opportunity to meet and come together for something that wasn't work related.Unfortunately, the event called Squadron Olympics fell through. Although I was discouraged at the lack of participation, I accepted the outcome as a learning experience rather than a failure and
0 6/02
2015
Default Air Force Logo Psychologist discusses effective feedback
I am a psychologist by training.  One advantage of a career in helping people change is familiarity with strategies to implement change and how well they succeed or fail.People engage in patterns of thought, behavior, and reaction in a way that, unfortunately, can also be counterproductive. In addition, frequently we don't have the self-awareness
0 5/20
2015
Default Air Force Logo Tips to Being a Great Leader
I work in the 2nd Maintenance Group as the Unit Deployment Manager. I am also on the executive council for the Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 615. I have worked with many great Airmen and great leaders in my 14 years of service. One noticeable common theme is affinity for Air Force Core Values and high standards. Great leaders, and Airmen,
0 5/11
2015
Default Air Force Logo AF Core Values define wingmanship
What is a wingman?  A wingman is a person who helps, protects or guides a friend or associate. We are all charged with being more than just a worker at our jobs.  We are asked to be a helper, a friend, a shoulder to lean on, a confidant, a mentor, and over all, an Airman.  How does that relate to who we are and what we do?  It relates to our Core
0 4/21
2015
Default Air Force Logo Leadership is a Contact Sport
A few years ago I attended Combat Skills Training at Fort Bliss, Texas in preparation for a deployment to Camp Eggers, Afghanistan. We were a group that consisted of young Airmen with a couple of years of service to colonels nearing retirement and looking for one last "hoo-rah."While some of the instructors at CST had "been there and done that,"
0 4/21
2015
Default Air Force Logo Total Force Development Council promotes leadership in 2015
What is leadership? Leadership is something that, like integrity, your moral compass will always remain intact because effective leadership demands it. In my humble opinion leadership lives in all of us, we just need the passion to embrace it. Leadership is an inherent trait; however, it can also be a learned skill. For leadership to work, we must
0 4/07
2015
Default Air Force Logo Preventing sexual assault in the Air Force is our enduring responsibility
As we begin Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, clear signs point to the progress we have made in combating sexual assault. We can cite encouraging numbers in the areas of prevalence, reporting and convictions; however, this serves as only the beginning of an enduring effort. This effort must continue without pause and we must not lose
0 4/06
2015
Default Air Force Logo Get up and get moving on those tasks
Do you freeze up when your household goods delivery truck unloads those hundreds of boxes? Do you not know where to start when you look at the stacks of paperwork on your desk, tasks to complete or which email to respond to first? Well, you're not alone. We're wired as humans to stop and think about how we're going to start and complete a task, but
0 3/17
2015
Lt. Col. James Gherdovich, 2nd Logistics Readiness Squadron commander, explains the use of flyer mittens to Airman 1st Class Caitlin Kerr, 2nd LRS mobility section, on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., March 11, 2015. As commander, Gherdovich leads the squadron that directs vehicle management, fuels management and sets the stage for any mission by integrating the spectrum of logistics processes within operational, acquisitions and wholesale environments. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Benjamin Gonsier) Seven Expectations of Every Airman
I love my Airmen. They are capable warriors ready to sacrifice everything so that our nation thrives in a world ready to implode. They are committed to the team and to improving the world from the inside out, one challenge at a time. My team shares seven expectations that are the touchstone of our commitment to each other and our nation. We share a
0 3/10
2015
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