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  • Servant Leadership

    Servant leader is a phrase that was first used by Robert K. Greenleaf in 1970 in an essay he wrote titled "The Servant as Leader."  In this essay, he described the concept as such, "The servant leader is servant first it begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead." 
  • Getting Involved

    As an Airman at a new base, it can be confusing to figure out how to meet new people, develop yourself in your career and get involved.Luckily, Luke Air Force Base has many organizations that can navigate you through not only how to develop yourself professionally, but help you network and make new friends.Luke Air Force Base has many organizations
  • Leadership...Are you up for the Challenge

    Leadership is often defined as the capacity to lead. Though this definition describes the actions of an individual in a leadership position, it does not provide any insight on what makes a good leader.  Though there are hundreds of books and guides that provide steps to becoming a better leader, I believe that true leadership is more than leading
  • Aim High Airmen!

    I firmly believe that the best things in life are the triumphs that make you proud the ones that do not come easy.  All of the things I consider to be my greatest accomplishments have required sustained effort. Obtaining my degree, being commissioned into the Air Force, passing my certification exam, and running a half marathon all come to mind. 
  • First line of defense

    As experienced supervisors and leaders, are we empowering our junior leaders to spread their wings as supervisors and leaders at their level?   Specifically, I'm referring to the day-to-day leadership roles within their work areas. I can remember as a young staff sergeant, my team relied on me to motivate them, teach them and correct them.  My
  • Airmen: Are you taking care of them?

    Many years ago I was just starting out as a young flight chief and senior NCO. I had traveled back east to attend the Maintenance Production Superintendent Course and was headed back home.  After I dropped off my rental car I hopped on the bus that would take me back to the terminal.  It is this exact moment in time how I viewed our Airmen changed
  • Partnership: the F-35 Way

    A few years back, I went on a 365 day deployment and was struck by the international cooperation going into the fights in Iraq and Afghanistan.  On a daily basis, I coordinated with folks from the United Kingdom, Australia, the Netherlands, and France.  On a routine basis, I worked with Canadians and dealt with representatives from all of the Gulf
  • Humility in Leadership

    The definition of humility is "the quality or state of not thinking you are better than other people." This is not a trait we commonly attribute to our leaders.  In fact, when we think of a leadership role we often imagine one who is telling others what to do and how to do it with the confidence that they know better than anyone under their
  • The "not my problem" problem

    In an Air Force where being a leader at all levels is highly encouraged, it is becoming increasingly disturbing to me that people just do not seem to care. They are so focused on their particular area of responsibility, that when something new or unknown arises, they routinely brush it off as "not my problem." While this obviously does not apply to
  • Do your goals match your dreams?

    As a young man I grew up in a not so great area of San Antonio, Texas.  My parents were not perfect people but they did invest in me.  They taught me the basics and to be a man of my word. We were a family of little means but my parents instilled values and morals in me.  I say this to bring to light a trend that I have seen in today's youth.   As
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