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  • Raise a hand to volunteer

    When you hear the word volunteer, you usually associate it with fundraisers, Red Cross organizations, community projects or base functions. We do not usually think about the work itself.From the time I entered the Air Force I remember being told never to raise your hand to volunteer until you knew if it was something you wanted to do. I followed
  • Invest in leadership development

    A few months ago during a breakfast with the squadron commander and a group of Airmen, an airman first class asked the commander, "What are some traits of a good leader?"I was amazed that a young Airman was thinking about leadership at 7 a.m. on a Friday. It was not only that she was thinking about leadership, but also that she was actually seeking
  • Let's be an all-volunteer force

    Well, we made it through the holiday season. Hopefully we have all reset and are ready to rock and roll this year.By now we should be well into fulfilling the New Year's resolutions that we set in place to improve ourselves. I'm sure you are hitting the gym more or maybe just starting to. Maybe you signed up for a class or two to improve your
  • Stay out of rain; see bigger picture

    Supervisors, you build and lead teams to the best of your abilities. You hold an umbrella of protection over your people, but what do you do when one of your members runs into the rain via a bad decision? Do you take your protective umbrella from other members to go cover your solo member? Or do you try to guide them back the best you can while
  • Financial responsibility -- vital to readiness

    In the "Band of Brothers" miniseries, there is a line in the movie where the soldiers are told to make sure they sign up for life insurance to ensure their next-of-kin gets $10,000 upon the soldier's death. While none of us are about to make a combat jump in 1944 to fight the Nazis, Airmen still have the responsibility to plan for financial
  • Adapt, overcome, succeed

    Change is inevitable, especially in today's Air Force. If you've been serving for more than a few years, it's likely you've experienced everything from new physical fitness requirements to the implementation of force management programs. Enlisted performance reports and feedback forms have been altered and changes to the promotion system are
  • My personal leadership philosophy

    My personal leadership philosophy can be summed up in just a few words -- people first, mission always.Some may mistake the phrase "people first, mission always" as a dictum to coddle unit personnel through adversity, but actually, my focus is on preparing them to overcome adversity. The mission will always press on, but without an engaged
  • Work, family balance success marker

    "Being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can't truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles." -- Zig ZiglarIn our careers, we frequently hear about the importance of having balance in our life and job. Some common phrases and statements we may hear
  • Standards of conduct guided by integrity

    When it comes to conducting business with the federal government, there is an implicit amount of trust that contracting professionals must preserve. Transactions relating to the expenditure of public funds require the highest degree of public trust and an impeccable standard of conduct.Contracting professionals are not the only ones who are
  • More to leading than meets eye

    What's the first thing that comes to mind when we think about leadership? Is it the seniority of an individual or the the number of stripes on the sleeve? Or could it be their personal ability to transform another's vision into reality?Leadership is much more than what meets the eye. A simple word such as leadership can have many complex meanings
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