The Air Force wants to cultivate and instill this same culture of commitment between all Airmen. Airmen at all levels have a role as Wingmen and are encouraged to lead by example – to be good Wingmen, by taking care of themselves and those around them – and taking action when signs of stress are observed.
Are you prepared for the early morning phone call that an Airman won’t be at work Monday or ever again? The command team needs to be at their best because everyone is watching. The only way to be at your best is to be prepared.
All commanders must make sure they concentrate on five priorities: Mission, Airmen, Families, Heritage and Values. If everything is a priority then nothing is a priority because you spread yourself too thin.
Airmen have great stories to tell; take time to tell those stories to other people. Retired General Ronald Rand shares the stories of three Airmen he met during his travels.
Listening is important. Most of us could work on being better listeners. Consider getting a small group together, ask what is on their mind, and gain some powerful insights.
This is the strength of who we are.
Where do you draw the line?
How can we do a better job of developing professional Airmen? We all need to contemplate, discuss and adhere to our values.
Colin Powell discusses the most important element of leadership--Trust!
Dr. Jeff Smith, former PACE director, discusses Character & Leadership at the 2016 National Character & Leadership Symposium at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
“Our Air Force Core Values don’t just apply to the battlefield, they apply to our everyday lives. The effect of behaviors that target our sisters-and-brothers-in-arms whether personally, professionally, physically, mentally or emotionally is catastrophic, and breaks down the fabric of who we are as Airmen.” -- CSAF General David Goldfein & CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright

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