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  • Servant Leaders

    Many individuals feel that servant leadership is an oxymoron because they do not feel they can serve and lead at the same time: they are incorrect. Servant leaders put the needs of their followers above their own, and in turn their followers continue to grow and prosper in the organization. Servant

  • If you’re reading this, I want you to know you are not alone

    On Jan. 28, 2022, at 4:54 p.m., Gen. Mike Minihan, Commander of Air Mobility Command, did something I haven’t seen any other military leader do. He tweeted a screenshot of his upcoming mental health appointment, along with the words, “Warrior heart. No stigma.”

  • Choose your hard

    I attended a church service a few weeks ago when I was home for a visit and my pastor preached a sermon on, “Choosing your hard.” He pointed out that every day we are faced with choices that will have second and third order impacts on our lives. Even not making a choice is a decision that can still

  • Seeking feedback

    Concepts like transparency, feedback and vulnerability are common throughout leadership books, articles, discussions and courses. Although these concepts are all extremely important, they are meaningless without context. For instance, many will state that vulnerability is fundamental to leadership

  • Check in before they check out

    He had cleaned out his locker so he could go home and kill himself. He squeezed out the front door of his junior high school carrying a pile of books, two sweaters, a baseball bat, a glove and a small tape recorder (remember those things?). Of course, it was too much and he tripped, objects

  • Avoiding a no fail mindset

    “In pursuit of great, we failed to do good.” – Viktor, ARCANE Season 1.It’s funny how we can find inspiration in the most unlikely of places (i.e., a TV show). When I first heard this quote, I was taken back at how much it rang true and echoed in every facet of my military career. I’ve had many

  • Resilience: Reflect on 2021 and rest

    As 2021 comes to a close, it is time to reflect on the past year and all the tremendous accomplishments Team Dover has delivered. Over the last 365 days, Team Dover played an integral role in support of over 20 percent of the United States’ total outsized airlift capacity. Additionally, Airmen from

  • A logistics officer’s take on the Profession of Arms

    The Normandy Invasion of World War II to liberate Europe resulted in inevitable deaths for thousands of military members. By the time Allied forces liberated Paris, more than 200,000 coalition forces would be dead, wounded or missing. It is not controversial to believe that there are a few reasons

  • What is Your Passion?

    The U.S. Air Force has taught me lessons and provided very valuable tools for success. Reliability, a strong work ethic and humility are all important characteristics required for any leader. However, the trait I feel is vital and sometimes forgotten is passion.

  • The universal skillset of leadership

    A year ago, our Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., tasked the air staff with four key areas to focus their efforts. These were released to the Air Force a couple months later as “General Brown’s Action Orders.” Under Action Order A: Airmen, Brown stated the Air Force needs to, “find and