Building the momentum of change and seeing it through

Building the momentum of change and seeing it through

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 [...]

Different Tools, Same Leadership with Lieutenant Colonel Kyle Grygo

Different Tools, Same Leadership with Lieutenant Colonel Kyle Grygo

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 [...]

Freestyle Session 3

Freestyle Session 3

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.

A different perspective on the first 90 days of command

A different perspective on the first 90 days of command

NEW EPISODE! “The best ideas emerge when very different perspectives meet.” In this episode, I cover my top 10 recommendations for what incoming squadron commanders should and should not do during the first 90 days of taking command. I take an alternative approach and don’t present my ideas in chronological format, but rather focus on [...]

Avoiding Acedia

Avoiding Acedia

NEW EPISODE! “Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.” In this episode, I discuss my recent encounter with the idea of acedia. I cover the various elements that drove to this encounter, how I will choose to overcome the feeling, and how I intend to find [...]

Freestyle Session 2

Freestyle Session 2

NEW EPISODE! “The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing to be adjusted by abolition of forms. It requires a change of heart. ” In this episode, I let my mind and thoughts run via freestyle to address my current concerns with my former and possible current brothers and sisters in arms that decided [...]

Listen, Learn, Help, Lead

Listen, Learn, Help, Lead

NEW EPISODE! “A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while, he gets to know something.” In this episode, I share my strategy for taking over a new team and seeking to earn trust early. Even when our team is physically distanced, I use the framework of Listen, Learn, Help, Lead to [...]