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  • To hell with “it”

    Have you had a life altering moment? Not like dodging a car accident that made your heart skip a few beats. I’m talking about a moment where the fundamentals of who you are become questioned.
  • Celebrating Black History Month: Shaping the path for a better future

    The Air Force Academy celebrates Black History Month.
  • Heroes to all Americans

    February, as Black History Month, is a time to reflect on the contributions of African-Americans to our country. Though no single article can adequately cover African-American history justly, there are few areas that can rival the vast participation of African-Americans in war.
  • Filling the 'white space'

    Quiet times of reflection are crucial to innovation and creativity. For me the best solutions, decisions, ideas, and connections develop when I am reflecting either by myself or with others, when I am taking time to listen with no agenda, when I am not in a rush to move on to the next event.
  • Celebrating Black History Month: Appreciating differences, celebrating similarities

    A senior cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy says the collective diversity of the Academy and the U.S. makes our “ordinary extraordinary.”
  • Seven reasons why 2021 will be the year financial readiness becomes mission readiness for you

    New Year's is a great time to make a savings or financial plan despite adversity that you may be facing. Fidelity Investments has found that 67% of Americans consider New Year’s resolutions involving their finances and that includes the military. Half of those will fail but let’s dwell on those that succeeded and take a look at resolutions they crushed and you can crush in the year ahead with diligence and behavior leading to success and a better life.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. birthday commemoration

    Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "When your character is built on spiritual and moral foundation, your contagious way of life will influence millions.”
  • Pearls of leadership philosophy

    I’ve been in positions of leadership most of my career, and during those years, I’ve learned extensively about the difference, in my opinion, between a bad leader and a good leader.
  • Mandatory perspective, brought to you by COVID

    Work-life balance is not unique to the military, neither is it a new one. As far back as the 1970s, Harry Chapin wrote and performed perhaps his most famous song, “Cat’s in the Cradle.” In the song, he tells the story of a father who is always too busy to play with his young son.
  • What do you meme?

    Have you ever thought about how you engage in meaningful dialogue with others and whether or not it’s effective? With social distancing, staggered office schedules, shift work, and the unfortunate necessity to limit face-to-face contact due to the pandemic, it’s important now more than ever to take a moment and ensure we’re communicating effectively throughout our organizations

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