“You were selected to lead for a reason, so remain true to yourself.” In this episode, I reflect on the one-year anniversary of the release of my book “No Pressure.” I’m still super proud of my accomplishment in creating a product that was designed to help leaders find their way through a successful command tour. Success can be measured in many ways, but I still believe remaining authentic, genuine, and striving to be the leader you would want to follow from the first to the last day of your tour is the best way to make a positive change.
Here is a quick preview of the book description:
Every Airman is expected to lead when the mission calls them to, but few leaders are given the ultimate responsibility to lead the foundational unit of today’s Air Force: squadron command.
Two-time squadron commander Lieutenant Colonel Gabriel Avilla gives you practical advice across the duration of a command tour to be the leader you’ve always wanted to follow. From the moment you assume command to the moment you relinquish command and everything in between, learn powerful work and life tactics to authentically lead from the front and inspire others to do the same. Packed with personal insights, advice, and experiences that everyone can learn from, No Pressure…But Don’t Mess This Up will inspire multiple generations of leaders to confidently step into a position of inspiration within the Air Force that will be unmatched throughout your career. Whether you have already been selected for command or have aspirations to lead at the next level, you’ll learn how to unlock your full potential while avoiding becoming another cog in the machine. You were chosen to lead as a squadron commander, so get out there and LEAD.
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