27

Jun

2016

Hard Work is Smart Work

I was recently working out in a hotel gym and had a great conversation with an attendee from a conference I spoke at.  As he departed he said, “don’t work too hard.”  I laughed and said, “Don’t worry, I won’t!”   I then proceeded to suffer through a super set of lunges and wall squats […]


25

May

2016

Moments of Silence – How to Cultivate Gratitude in Life

My days as a cadet at the Air Force Academy were truly remarkable.  The intensity, military regimen, and intense discipline were quite new to me as young teenager.   What stood out most were the meals.


01

Mar

2016

Train to Win – Developing a Peak Performance Mindset

In the world of the fighter pilot, we have a saying – you fight like you train. We don’t train to survive, we train to win! Do you?


23

Dec

2015

Holiday Message – Tighten Down the Rivets

Category: WINGTIPS

As we experience this holiday season, I wanted to send you a little reminder to spend some time in the hangar these next few weeks. We all need maintenance on our airframe, especially with the pressures and challenges of life.   Take some time to review the areas in your personal and professional life that perhaps you may […]


11

Nov

2015

Loyalty, Courage and Service

“Don’t’ worry, we’ll be back for you.”   That’s what U.S. Navy pilot Thomas Hudner told his wingman Ensign Jesse Brown after he got shot down in North Korea.   Hudner crash-landed his Corsair to save his friend, but wasn’t able to pull him from the burning wreckage. Now 65 years later, with a Medal […]


24

Aug

2015

How to Become a Champion of Change

If you want to lead at work, keep your eyes (and ears) scanning for workplace “litter” (corrupt employees, gossip, wasted resources, unreliable partners, etc.) Show others where the litter is and get them on your cleaning crew. Come up with a viable plan. Share the litter and solution with your leadership (if able.)
Grab a garbage bag and get to work!


25

Jun

2015

THE POWER OF THANK YOU

Category: Wing Blog/ WINGTIPS

The two most important words that inspire action are thank you.   During most of my time in the military, I rarely said thank you to the troops that mattered…especially the younger, enlisted folks.   After all, I was the fighter pilot. I had the Air Force Academy ring. I was an officer. They worked for […]


21

Apr

2015

Unconditional Service – The Wingman Way

Smiles are contagious. And so is the positive energy that results when you acknowledge someone for being special. It’s about honoring one’s humanity (which in my opinion is a great way to serve someone.) You never know how your kind word, extra tip or gift will affect someone.


17

Feb

2015

The Most Important Leadership Trait in Business

When you commit to excellence, lead by example, and set the standard, others will do the same. Leadership takes work and sacrifice.


08

Dec

2014

Push it up! A Winner’s Mindset

Winners possess a positive attitude and are disciplined, passionate, and committed. But at the end of the day, they take action to make things happen.



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