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Default Air Force Logo Leadership challenge: Empowering your folks
It's a dilemma we all face. Do you complete a task yourself, or empower someone else? You may know how to do the job, but should you always accomplish it? Empowering someone may require training, but isn't grooming your subordinates as technicians, managers and eventually, leaders, one of your primary leadership responsibilities? There are costs
0 11/16
2006
Default Air Force Logo Teamwork equals success
"It is amazing how much you can accomplish when it doesn't matter who gets the credit." Teamwork: we all have a passion for what we do, but rarely do we have the capability to succeed alone. As you review your plan for next week, take some time to consider what you'll accomplish without any help. Whatever you do, whether it's repairing aircraft,
0 11/16
2006
Default Air Force Logo Get in the wheelbarrow
After completing a highly dangerous tightrope walk over Niagara Falls in appalling wind and rain, 'The Great Zumbrati' was met by an enthusiastic supporter, who urged him to make a return trip, this time pushing a wheelbarrow, which the spectator had thoughtfully brought along. The Great Zumbrati was reluctant, given the terrible conditions, but
0 11/16
2006
Default Air Force Logo A salute to first impressions
Ever heard the saying, "You never get a second chance to make a good first impression?" Do you ever think about the first impression you make walking around the base? Most of you will probably be thinking about how your uniform looks. But have you ever thought about the impression you leave on another person when you exchange salutes?The salute is
0 11/01
2006
Default Air Force Logo Fighting through difficulties of war
Tears rolled down my face. The casket was heavy and the slow walk up to the C-17's cargo ramp seemed much longer than it was. We all knew his name, but it didn't matter. He was an Airman. He was one of ours.To say I was honored to carry the flag-draped casket of Senior Airman Adam Servais would be understating what all of us felt that day.Serving
0 11/01
2006
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