With the upcoming Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage month approaching, I decided I wanted to bring forward some important conversations to advance the Air Force as a whole when it comes to understanding and learning about the AAPI experience. The dirty stuff. The uncomfortable stuff. Maybe stuff you didn’t know or even think about. [...]
NEW EPISODE! “Words are free. It’s how you use them, that may cost you.” In this episode, I cover my thoughts on the two-sided weapon that has shaped our collective communities: social media. Using social media is inevitable, but how you choose to act yourselves and react to others is something we can control. These [...]
NEW EPISODE! “Don’t practice until you get it right. Practice until you can’t get it wrong. ” In this episode, I discuss the parallels between learning, training, and applying military and fitness skills. If you want to perform your best during real-world operations or game day, you need to put the sweat equity both in [...]
NEW EPISODE! “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” In this episode, I cover my approach to another round of Professional Military Education. These phases in a military career can be overwhelming at times and not always what you expect or want, so I provide my thoughts on how to make the most out [...]
NEW EPISODE! “Community means strength that joins our strength to do the work that needs to be done. Arms to hold us when we falter. A circle of healing. A circle of friends. Someplace where we can be free.” In this episode, I interview Nicte Soto, founder of Nicte-Ha Cafe, a military spouses community designed [...]
NEW EPISODE! “You can't build an adaptable organization without adaptable people--and individuals change only when they have to, or when they want to.” In this episode, I share my thoughts on approaching organizational change. This three-part cycle can be applied to any size team, it just takes deliberate leadership and teamwork to turn a bright [...]
NEW EPISODE! “When the winds of change blow, some people build walls, and others build windmills.” In this episode, I interview Lieutenant Colonel Kyle Grygo, a fellow cyberspace operations officer. We reflect on the early phases and challenges of accelerating the rollout of telework capabilities to meet the demands of the workforce, how these capabilities [...]
NEW EPISODE! “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” In this episode, I freestyle across a few topics. I cover how to deal with frustrations of teammates, the difference between knowledge and wisdom, and how my journey as a leader has multiple layers of depth.