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03
AUG
2017

Leadership: Seek & Develop Perfection in Team Synergy

Recently, I was working with an European aviation client who was working to gain his Initial Qualification in a Learjet 35.  At one point in the first hour, he stated something one instructor had told him as he said “I know the program’s job is to Get me Through the Qualification...
03
AUG
2017

Faith Based Leadership: Humility in Leadership & Making It Right

The focus of this short reading is fairly simple but is also something that managers often miss.  There are times when the leader must humble themselves to their people and make it right.  Let me offer a couple of examples. When I was assigned to the 335 Tactical Fighter Squadron...
03
AUG
2017

Rising Stars: A “Bigger Principle” at Play

A simple Rising Stars truth that may we always help them get a taste of their dreams early on and help them believe. The picture is from 2002.  I traveled to Phoenix, AZ and for one week, I flew twice a day at Chandler Aerobatic School in a Great Lakes.  A lady friend and I...
18
MAY
2017

Leadership: The “1 Factor You Didn’t Know.”

While I served as a “Grim Jawed Steely-Eyed Air Force Fight Jock” in the F-4, I learned a lesson that I have passed on to both pilots and business leaders in which they have experienced value.  It represents an insight that often leaders do not see.  I simply offer it here.  To...
18
MAY
2017

Faith Based Leadership: Symfonía

The  reader will likely have heard of  the concept of Synergy before.  It is perhaps too simplistic to say that it really means that “The sum of the parts is greater than the collection of individual parts” but what does that really mean?  Jimmy Evans, from “Marriage Today”...
18
MAY
2017

Rising Stars: A Son’s Description, in Memory, of His Dad.

I humbly write this quick blog for two reasons because it honors one of the best men I have ever known, Dwayne Garrison.  I do so because the impact of this man on his family, and more specifically his son, is worth passing on.  While this could be valuable for women as well, I...
25
MAR
2017

Rising Stars: Hard Conversations; Wisdom Without Avoiding

As I consider the awesome relationship and life I have with my 4 and 6 year old Grandkids, I am amazed at some of the conversations my granddaughter and I have had as she asked what could be perceived as some difficult questions.  They sometimes were difficult conversations that...
19
MAR
2017

Faith Based Leadership: True Communication

This issue I simply offer a simple but very key point.  A Strategic Partner and friend, Dr. Larry Gilliam, a man in whom I have utmost respect, has a great way of communicating a key truth in communication.  He simply says that “…Words don’t mean things…People mean...
17
MAR
2017

Leadership: Consequences of “Inner Vows”

As one leads, one must be aware of somewhat insidious negative consequences of “Inner Vows”.  We may see this in ourselves as Leaders or we may see it in our followers. First, let me explain what I mean. We have all had situations in life where we went through an experience in...
02
FEB
2017

Rising Stars: “Expanding Leadership Potential”

I recently had a circumstance that was insightful for developing a Rising Star’s leadership. I have a grandson, in whom I am infinitely proud, who was attending school for Criminal Justice and is seeking a career as either Law enforcement or EMT.  He recently changed schools and...