What do the troops expect of their leaders?

Back in April 1988, I attended a Non-commissioned officer (NCO) Appointment Ceremony on Buckley Air National Guard Base, near Denver, Colorado.  Enlisted troops were making the transition from senior airman to buck sergeant – newly minted NCOs. I had a special role in the ceremony.  I was asked to be the guest speaker.  I accepted. […]

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How do I become a leader?

I found out the answer to this question today. And, not surprisingly, the  answer is quite  simple.  No need for a master’s degree from some special leadership university.  No need for advanced psychology training or a Phd. Just a bit of common sense will do. Mix the common sense in with a bit of action and you’re […]

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