“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 […]
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!
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 […]
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.
When you commit to excellence, lead by example, and set the standard, others will do the same. Leadership takes work and sacrifice.
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.
To create a culture of excellence where people are motivated to do their best, an organization must be focused on performance as its ultimate criteria for success. Nothing else really matters. Organizations that have great morale and teamwork aren’t going to be around for long if they don’t deliver the mission!
These short Mission Briefing videos share powerful tactics and success philosophies designed to overcome obstacles, break barriers, and maximize your performance in business and life. This inaugural message is about discovering the meaning to your mission as you strap in and fly on the flight path of success! It’s about focus, commitment, and waking up […]
Each day, we have a choice to focus on our fears and doubts or on our passions and joys. And that choice has to be intentional. It takes discipline not to get distracted by the news, the naysayers, or the doubts in our head. But success requires us to be in control of our aircraft and keep our heading towards what makes us happy!
I love to compete. It’s in my DNA. Quite frankly, it’s one of the ways I motivate myself every day to improve. As a matter of fact, I hate losing more than I like winning! Can you relate? When you walk into a fighter squadron, the first thing you see are plaques on […]