• GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  TUESDAY, JULY 4, 2017
    Happy Independence Day – 4th of July
    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” ” When the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence declaring the United States independent from King George III and Great Britain, an inspired idea became reality.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017
    Leadership Can Be Destructive
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. A bad leader lacks talent and skill, a destructive leader lacks character. Frank Sonnenberg. Leadership can be destructive. I mean this in the sense that poor, weak, or harmful leaders exist and can do great and lasting damage, not only to the organization but most importantly, to the people.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2017
    Leaders Are Readers
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers. Harry S. Truman. As a student at both Air Command and Staff College and National Defense University’s Eisenhower School, I was privileged to hear dozens of accomplished national leaders speak. Generals, Supreme Court justices, Congressional representatives and senators, leaders in industry.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 2017
    Happy 241st Birthday to the United States Army!
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless-Service, Honor, Integrity, Personal Courage” US Army Values. Happy 241st Birthday to the U.S. The U.S. Army was founded on 14 June 1775 , when the Continental Congress authorized enlistment of expert riflemen to serve the United Colonies for one year.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  MONDAY, MAY 29, 2017
    Memorial Day – A Pause To Remember
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. On this memorial day, the curators and authors of GeneralLeadership.com pause to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Military. We reflect upon their sacrifices, as well as the sacrifices of the thousands of soldiers who serve in harms way around the globe on this day. You have our sincere respect and gratitude.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2017
    What is Synchronized Leadership?
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “The single most important element of success in war is leadership.” ” Gen David Goldfein, USAF. As a young officer our formal leadership training consisted largely of learning our military specialty and a few vague lessons about balancing “mission and people.”
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2017
    Where do Leadership and Customer Service Intersect?
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Your Team can either make you or break you. John Maxwell. There was an explosion of extremely poor customer service in the first 4 months of 2017.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  MONDAY, MAY 15, 2017
    LeadershipFlow – Perfectly Square: A Story About Learning to Lead
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. In LeadershipFlow | Perfectly Square, Master Certified Coach and Leadership Expert Croft Edwards finds a fresh way to look at personal and organizational change through his story of a family-owned business and its struggle to survive.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  SUNDAY, MAY 14, 2017
    A Mother’s Day Perspective
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. On the eve of another Mother’s Day , as I’ve unfortunately done a few times in my history, I needed a not-too-subtle prompt, this time from an internet ad, to get me moving on buying my mom something for the day.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017
    Communication – Easy to break – Tough to fix
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “If a leader can’t get a message across clearly and motivate others to act on it, then having a message doesn’t even matter.” ” Gilbert Amelio. I am always on alert for positive and effective communication practices at work.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2017
    Continuing the Mission – Your First 30 Days
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. When things go wrong in your command, start wading for the reason in increasing larger concentric circles around your own desk. General Bruce D. Clark. Standing on the platform in front of troops and family for the fourth time to take command, this time of a Mission Support Group, I was following a popular and successful commander.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2017
    Tune-In Tonight – 9pm Eastern – SiriusXM Radio Ch125
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Turn your radio dials to SiriusXM Channel 125 tonight at 9pm Eastern (6pm Pacific) for the #GeneralLeadership Hour on the David Webb Show! On the first Wednesday of every month, we strive to bring you the opportunity to engage with our team and our guests virtually and on-the-air with the radio program and live Twitter stream.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2017
    Vetrepreneur: Perpetual Payback
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Fail often so you can succeed sooner.”. Tom Kelley, Ideo Partner. One particular organization has produced more business owners than any other single institution in our nation’s history.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2017
    What Is Upward Leadership and Why You Need to Be Effective Doing It
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “ I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.”. MIA HAMM. Leadership is often considered a downward directed affair, where the person in charge gives his or her vision to employees who follow the person in charge towards a common goal.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017
    Talent Stars – Don’t Burn Your Shine!
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Talent can’t be taught, but it can be awakened! Wallace Stegner. Talent star. Talent manager. Talent agent. Talent show. Talent source. Today as valued contributors, we must be each. Or your show goes. Goes down the hall. Goes off the floor. To another unit. Or another agency? Or supplier? Or the show goes to someone other than you.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017
    Ineffective and Irrelevant
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “If you don’t act, irrelevance is where you are headed” Miles O’Brien. I was sitting in Church recently listening to our Pastor deliver his homily when I heard him say that many of you could be in the category of “ineffective and irrelevant” if you have not stood up and engaged what you believe in.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017
    Opportunity: Don’t Do Anything
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “In order for a business unit, function or organization to obtain heretofore unrealized opportunities it is often necessary to have executives who work in the white space and find these opportunities” Peter G. Spanberger, Ph.D. Don’t Do Anything. Sounds bad.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017
    Continuing the Mission – The First 100 Days
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. All this will not be finished in the first one hundred days. Nor will it be finished in the first one thousand days.nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin. John F. Kennedy. My first month as Mission Support Group Commander at the Air Force Academy was wonderful.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017
    Conducting Competently
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “The conductor of an orchestra doesn’t make a sound. He depends, for his power, on his ability to make other people powerful.” ” Benjamin Zander. I grew up playing the violin in an orchestra. As a young man, I didn’t fully appreciate how important the conductor’s role was towards conducting a successful concert.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2017
    Seize the Moment
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. The most effective way to do it, is to do it. Amelia Earhart. Have you ever paused to consider that in every great story or notable achievement there is a footnote behind the headline? The footnote is the hard work, sweat, tears, failures and disappointments that went into preparation for the main event.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2017
    Using Intelligence Theory to Lead and Unlock Creativity
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Talent wins gam es, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships. ” – M ichael Jordan. Students of leadership are no strangers to the concept of situational leadership. It’s a leadership theory developed by Paul Hersey and Ken Blanchard that essentially states that there’s no single “best” style of leadership.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2017
    Innovation through Inspiration: Presidential Leadership
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “I I am not concerned that you have fallen; I am concerned that you arise.”. Abraham Lincoln. “99% 99% of excuses come from people who make excuses”. George Washington. Does anybody send cards to the President on President’s Day?
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2017
    Continuing the Mission – How to Exit Gracefully (And Why You Should)
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. It means character, and it means listening from time to time. George W. This month, I continue my series on successful leadership transition. If you missed the first part, y ou can go back and read it here.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2017
    Leading Leaders – How to be Successful
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “The key to leading today is influence, not authority.” ” Ken Blanchard. So you have a boss. Does that mean you just sit back, follow orders and float down the river of life? Just because you are not in charge doesn’t mean you can’t be a leader. People at all levels of organizations can exercise leading and leadership.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2017
    The Reflective Leader – Looking Backward for a Clearer Vision Going Forward
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “Self-Reflection is the school of wisdom.” ” Baltasar Gracian. As the year 2016 just ended, and we engage our planning and thinking towards the new year, many leaders are being reflective to determine if they accomplished their goals and objectives for the year.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2017
    Dreams Can Change the World
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Few people–even the greatest among us–start out with the intention of changing the world with their ideas.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2017
    Continuing the Mission – Leadership Drives Culture During Transition
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. A change in leadership is not a change in mission. Military maxim. The focus of January is the transition of leadership in the White House, so it’s a good time to talk about how successful leaders transition. I believe we do leadership transition well in the military, so there’s some lessons there for others.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2017
    Monday Quote
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “ I don’t lose any sleep at night over the potential for failure. I cannot even spell the word. “ General James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis. . How did you enjoy today’s post?
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2016
    Holiday Break – We’ll Be Back on January 9th!
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “ As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ” John Fitzgerald Kennedy. It’s that festive time of the year when we pause to spend time with our families and focus on what is important: our relationships.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2016
    Anarchy in the Workplace
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. truly successful decision making relies on a balance between deliberate and instinctive thinking”. Malcolm Gladwell, from Blink. What do you think of when you read the title? Do you think of an organization that lacks regulation, rules and policies, and a requirement to gather a large amount of information to be analyzed before making a decision?
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2016
    Leading Teams to Greatness – Part 3
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “Good tactics can save even the worst strategy. Bad tactics will destroy even the best strategy.” ” -Gen George Patton. Planning for greatness is very important, but just like the surfer sitting in the lineup at some point you have to actually drop in and ride the waves.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2016
    Tune-In Tonight – 9pm Eastern – SiriusXM Radio Ch125
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Turn your radio dials to SiriusXM Channel 125 tonight at 9pm Eastern (6pm Pacific) for the #GeneralLeadership Hour on the David Webb Show! On the first Wednesday of every month, we strive to bring you the opportunity to engage with our team and our guests virtually and on-the-air with the radio program and live Twitter stream.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2016
    3 Elements of A Shared Mental Model…The Thunderbird Way
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. The secret of happiness is: find something more important. than you are and. dedicate your life to it. Daniel Dennett, Philosopher. The U.S.A.F. Thunderbirds move in unison, seemingly thinking and acting as one…at over 1,000 miles-per-hour. Their actions and thoughts must be precisely aligned.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2016
    Happy Thanksgiving from GeneralLeadership.com
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” ” Meister Eckhart.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016
    Are You A Resilient Leader?
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “Gumby is a great example of the rigid-flexibility needed in a 21 st century resilient leader.” ” Joe Thornell. Being a leader is tough duty. On the best days and on the worst days, leadership is tough skating. To be honest, I rarely thought about it from this perspective until I retired.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2016
    Leading Teams to Greatness – Part 2
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week.”. General George S. Patton. After all the instruction and practice on the beach, it was time to actually put my board into the ocean and paddle out to the break.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2016
    Veterans Day – Solemnly Remember
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Armistice Day parade – 1929 – Boston (Source: Boston Public Library). “…solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom.”. President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2016
    Happy 241st Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “Admiration of the Nation. We’re the finest ever seen. And we glory in the title. Of United States Marines” Early words to the last stanza of the first verse of the “Marines’ Hymn”. Happy 241st Birthday to the U.S. Marine Corps!
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2016
    Bridging the Divide
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one we intend to win.”
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2016
    Monday Quote: Lincoln
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help. “ President Abraham Lincoln. . How did you enjoy today’s post? If you liked what you read, sign up for our frequent newsletter by clicking HERE — and you’ll also receive our handy Leader’s Reference List. . … Read the rest.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2016
    Monday Quote: Patton
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “I am a soldier. I fight where I’m told and I win where I fight. “ George S. Patton. . How did you enjoy today’s post? If you liked what you read, sign up for our frequent newsletter by clicking HERE — and you’ll also receive our handy Leader’s Reference List. . … Read the rest.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2016
    Leaders Understand Generations
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “They criticize our generation, but they forget who raised it.” ” Anonymous. In today’s workforce we have four generations of workers. Effective leaders understand the perspectives, values, and paradigms that shape each generation and the all-encompassing and frequently discussed subject of generational leadership.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2016
    Go Ahead and Quit!
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “You’ve got to know when to hold them…and know when to fold them.” ” Kenny Rogers – The Gambler. How many times in life were you told to never give up? Vince Lombardi , legendary coach of the Green Bay Packers from 1959-1967, famously said, “Winners never quit and quitters never win!”
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2016
    Leading Teams to Greatness, Part 1
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “I I don’t know whether this is the best of times or the worst of times, but I assure you it’s the only time you’ve got.” – Art Buchwald. Standing in front of the assembled group of more than 150 staff to tell them they were being reorganized–again–was a little daunting to say the least.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2016
    Happy 241st Birthday to the United States Navy!
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “It follows then as certain as that night succeeds the day, that without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive, and with it, everything honorable and glorious.” ” President George Washington. Happy 241st Birthday to the U.S. Navy!
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2016
    Tune-In Tonight – 9pm Eastern – SiriusXM Radio Ch125
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Turn your radio dials to SiriusXM Channel 125 tonight at 9pm Eastern (6pm Pacific) for the #GeneralLeadership Hour on the David Webb Show! On the first Wednesday of every month, we strive to bring you the opportunity to engage with our team and our guests virtually and on-the-air with the radio program and live Twitter stream.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2016
    Monday Quote: Tenacity
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. “ Amelia Earhart. . How did you enjoy today’s post? If you liked what you read, sign up for our frequent newsletter by clicking HERE — and you’ll also receive our handy Leader’s Reference List. . … Read the rest.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2016
    The Passion of Leadership
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. A leader without passion. is merely a manager. –@ChrisRStricklin. Leadership is Passion. Leadership is the passion to make an organization better. Leadership is the passion toward each team member, pushing them toward a higher level of accomplishment. Leadership is the passion for continuous and deliberate self-improvement.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
    Stand Out Among Your Peers
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “Why fit in, when you were born to stand out?” ” Dr. Seuss. It can be difficult to be recognized for your strengths, contributions, and abilities when working as a leader. Often times, we are one of many leaders, and our peer group can be very competitive and of very high quality.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
    Monday Quote
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “A leader without passion is merely a manager “ Chris R Stricklin. . How did you enjoy today’s post? If you liked what you read, sign up for our frequent newsletter by clicking HERE — and you’ll also receive our handy Leader’s Reference List. . … Read the rest.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2016
    Happy 69th Birthday to the United States Air Force!
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “I AM AN AMERICAN AIRMAN. I AM A WARRIOR. I HAVE ANSWERED MY NATION’S CALL.” ” The Airman’s Creed. Happy 69th Birthday to the U.S. Air Force!
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
    End Meeting Nightmares: Manage Results, Not Activity
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “A meeting is an event at which the minutes are kept and the hours are lost.” ” Unknown. Want to review housekeeping details weekly? Open a maid services franchise. Admit what you already know: Your meetings are ineffective. Admit what you know. You’re people know your/their meetings are ineffective. Admit what you know.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
    Self-Discipline, a Must for Team Success
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “Duty then is the sublimest word in the English language. You can never do more, you should never wish to do less” Robert E. As a leader, you can’t be omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent…that’s someone else’s job description. You have to trust your team to have the discipline to do the right thing. As C.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2016
    Dynamic Dozen: People Need A Purpose, Not Just a Paycheck
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “A A man has integrity if his interest in the good of the service is at all times greater than his personal pride, and when he holds himself to the same line of duty when unobserved as he would follow if his superiors were present”. General S.L.A. Marshall.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2016
    Lead at the Speed of Trust
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “ We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behavior.”. Stephen M.R. Covey , How fast does a $30B company move, sell, grow and survive? How fast does a start-up develop their foothold in the business environment? At the Speed of Trust !
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2016
    Don’t Be Afraid to Try New Things
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “To be a good leader, you sometimes need to go down the untraveled path. Being bold in the face of uncertainty will help give your team courage and motivate them to keep striving when the going gets tough.”‘ ”‘ Ilya Pozin.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2016
    Faking Your Way to Authenticity
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Perception is reality. No matter how you view yourself, your profile as a leader will be constructed for you by those with which you work and interact. Jordan Tinney. Faking Your Way to Authenticity? Seems like a contradiction.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2016
    Dynamic Dozen: Step Up and Step Out
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “I I may not have been the best combat commander, but I always strove to be. My men depended on me to carefully analyze every tactical situation, to maximize the resources that I had at my disposal, to think under pressure, and then to lead them by personal example.” Dick Winters (1/506 Airborne Infantry Regiment, WWII).
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2016
    Tune-In Tonight – 9pm Eastern – SiriusXM Radio Ch125
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Turn your radio dials to SiriusXM Channel 125 tonight at 9pm Eastern (6pm Pacific) for the #GeneralLeadership Hour on the David Webb Show! On the first Wednesday of every month, we strive to bring you the opportunity to engage with our team and our guests virtually and on-the-air with the radio program and live Twitter stream.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2016
    The Flip Side of Fear: What Your Fear Says About You
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “This is where the quote goes. The test should be bold italics, and the author should bold without italics. All should be right justified and tagged with the “Blockquote” text style.” ” Quote Author. Fear is increasing. Worldwide. It knows no psychographic, demographic or geographic limitation.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016
    Idealism: Is it Dead or Alive?
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “An idealist is a person who helps other people be prosperous.” ” Henry Ford. Is idealism dead or alive in America? According to Merriam Webster, idealism is the attitude of a person who believes that it is possible to live according to a very high standard of behavior and honesty.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016
    Dynamic Dozen: Lead Your Team to Reach Their Potential
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Airmen and Soldiers load into the back of a mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicle Dec. 11 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jason Epley). When things go wrong in your command, start wading for the reason in increasing larger concentric circles around your own desk.” – General Bruce D. Clark.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016
    Inspiring Greatness
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “If If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”. John Quincy Adams. The U.S. Air Force just installed its 21 st Chief of Staff, General David Goldfein. He became the CEO-equivalent of the Air Force on the 1 st of July.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016
    What Does Your Accountability Compass Say – About You & Your Leadership?
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man; but if anything is within the powers and province of man, believe that it is within your own compass also.”. Marcus Aurelius. As individuals and figures of authority we know the value of following a moral compass.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016
    Happy Independence Day – 4th of July
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2016
    4 All-Encompassing Effective Leadership Styles
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. As we yearn to advance our leadership abilities, we continue to search for all-encompassing styles to not only model our behavior but also exemplify the techniques we do not want to portray. After a year away from my family, I have been spending some time at the pool, at the helm of video games and just watching my children in action.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2016
    How Mindset Can Affect Organizational Leadership
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Genius is not enough; we need to get the job done.” ” Carol S. Dweck. The term “mindset” in the context of business typically invokes images of all-star athletes going for the gold or maybe thoughts of positive mental attitude – PMA – the self-development concept first introduced in 1937 by Napoleon Hill in his book Think and Grow Rich.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2016
    Leadership: This AND That, Not This OR That
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” ” Dwight D. Eisenhower. The word “AND” is one of the most frequently used in the English language.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016
    Environment Impacts Communication
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Precision of communication is important, more important than ever, in our era of hair trigger balances, when a false or misunderstood word may create as much disaster as a sudden thoughtless act.”. James Thurber. We have all heard how important effective, constant, accurate, and informative communication is to the effectiveness of a leader.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016
    What is your Commencement Address?
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Leadership is not about the next election, it’s about the next generation. Simon Sinek. The class of 2016 at my high school nominated me to give the commencement address. This was a great honor. As I thought about what to say, it was not as easy as I thought.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2016
    Quick Decisions Take Time
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing” Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States. In my F-15, I had to make instantaneous decisions on a regular basis.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2016
    Dynamic Dozen: Build Networks of Leaders
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Dear General McClellan, if you’re not going to use the army, may I borrow it for a while? Abraham Lincoln. The squadron was broken and the commander was the reason. He empowered no one, made all the decisions himself, and insisted on controlling even the most minute details in everything we did.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2016
    The Dual Pillars of Character: Strength & Honor
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “ Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.” ” Marcus Aurelius. If you are anything like me, there are certain movies that resonate deeply with you.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2016
    How Do You Know, That What Think You Know – Is True?
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.” ” Abraham H. Maslow. Who we are rises above what we say. We act out our inner voices. We all do. Ralph Waldo Emerson, said, “What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.”. What we say to ourselves defines us.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  MONDAY, MAY 30, 2016
    Memorial Day – A Pause To Remember
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. On this memorial day, the curators and authors of GeneralLeadership.com pause to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Military. We reflect upon their sacrifices, as well as the sacrifices of the thousands of soldiers who serve in harms way around the globe on this day. You have our sincere respect and gratitude.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2016
    Perfection Found in a Fighter Debrief
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Perfection. Precision. Flawless Execution. As leaders, whether in combat or a Fortune 500 company, we strive for something that can never be achieved: Perfection. While flawless execution and perfection is likely impossible, it’s the pursuit of perfection that will get you closer to achieving it.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016
    Sustaining High Performance In Your Teams
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Performance is your reality. Forget everything else.” Harold S. Green. You’re a leader of a team and you’ve invested a lot of time working through the kinks that come with making the members play nice together in the sandbox.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016
    Can I Trust You As A Leader?
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” ” Ernest Hemingway. Do your followers trust you? What about your peers, or your family? Of course, you answer. Are you sure?
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016
    In a square corner with Human Performance
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Leaders set high standards and refuse to tolerate mediocrity or poor performance. Brian Tracy. Recently I was teaching a leadership course and the discussion migrated to the topic of moving out the 10% of the organization who need to go. Often times we have heard of the 90-10 rule.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016
    The Best Culture Test May Be A Conversation Away
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “If a leader can’t describe the culture, the organization will never achieve it” Todd Hirneisen. As leaders, we are aware of the importance of culture. Leaders are continually looking for ways to evaluate the culture in their organizations.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016
    Dynamic Dozen: You Have to Decide
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “No! Do or do not. There is no try.” ” Yoda. I had to decide and there really weren’t any good choices. Balancing security with the “need for speed” completing construction in preparation for the invasion of Iraq.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016
    Top Gun Leadership: The Fine Art of Delivering Corrective Action.
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “You took it, and broke a major rule of engagement. Then you broke another one with that circus stunt fly-by. Top Gun rules of engagement exist for your safety and for that of your crew. They are not flexible, nor am I. Obey them or you’re history. Is that clear?” ” Commander Mike “Viper” Metcalf.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  MONDAY, MAY 9, 2016
    Are you a Pirate or a Leader…or Both?
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “In an honest service there is thin commons, low wages, and hard labor; in this, plenty and satiety, pleasure and ease, liberty and power…a merry life and a short one, shall be my motto.” ” Bartholomew “Black Bart” Roberts. What is it about pirates that always seems to inspire us? Admit it.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016
    Love and Leadership: A Tribute to a Selfless Warrior Leader
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life!” ” Leo Buscaglia. (I I recently had the tremendous privilege of officiating the retirement of Chief Master Sergeant Mike Klintworth, a friend and warrior leader I served with in Afghanistan. This post is derived from my comments provided at his ceremony).
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016
    Tune-In Tonight – 9pm Eastern – SiriusXM Radio Ch125
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Turn your radio dials to SiriusXM Channel 125 tonight at 9pm Eastern (6pm Pacific) for the #GeneralLeadership Hour on the David Webb Show! On the first Wednesday of every month, we strive to bring you the opportunity to engage with our team and our guests virtually and on-the-air with the radio program and live Twitter stream.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016
    What’s Your Leadership Return On Equity?
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar.” ” D. Lawrence. ROE or Return on Equity can be described as the sum of net income returned as an expressed percentage of shareholder equity.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016
    Followership: Secret to Military Leadership
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “It It is the men behind who make the man ahead.”. Merle Crowell. Leadership is a continual journey through actions and growth, not merely a journey’s end for a resume. Search your favorite online bookstore for ‘leadership’ and you will find in excess of 22,000 books. In contrast, a search for ‘followership’ will yield a mere 20 literary works.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016
    Embracing Stress To Lead Others Effectively
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.”. Peter Marshall. Avoiding stress in professional life is like achieving work-life balance or eliminating risk: it’s not possible.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016
    The Best Culture Test May Be A Conversation Away
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “If a leader can’t describe the culture, the organization will never achieve it” – Todd Hirneisen. As leaders, we are aware of the importance of culture. Leaders are continually looking for ways to evaluate the culture in their organizations.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016
    Hey Leader—What are You Fighting FOR?
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.” ” Mahatma Gandhi. Today as I write this my brother-in-law is in a hospital ICU fighting the fight of his life; leukemia. Now, one could say that he is fighting against cancer, but I say he is fighting for life.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016
    21st Century Leadership requires Moral Courage
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “It It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.”. Mark Twain. I find it most interesting what inspires me to write my leadership posts.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016
    Tuesday Time Machine: Supertanker Leadership
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. From Our Early Files: Originally Published. 30 April 2014. “If If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.”. Albert Einstein. Picture a giant ocean-going vessel…it can help people accomplish amazing amounts of work in a single voyage.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016
    Monday Quote
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “When I lost my rifle, the Army charged me 85 dollars. That is why in the Navy the Captain goes down with the ship. “ Dick Gregory. . How did you enjoy today’s post? If you liked what you read, sign up for our frequent newsletter by clicking HERE — and you’ll also receive our handy Leader’s Reference List. .
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2016
    Dynamic Dozen: Give Clear Direction, Then Follow Through
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. The ballplayer who loses his head, who can’t keep his cool, is worse than no ballplayer at all. Lou Gehrig. It’s baseball season again, and so we begin the annual Rite of the Green Grass and White Lines.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016
    Lessons in Top Gun Leadership: The Fine Art of Delivering Corrective-Action
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Maverick you just did an incredibly brave thing. What you should have done was land your plane…. your ego’s writing checks your body can’t cash…. Remember one thing…. you screw up just this much and you’ll be flying a cargo plane full of rubber dog crap out of Hong Kong.” Commander Tom “Stinger” Jordan.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2016
    First Impressions can become your Prison
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.” ” Abraham Lincoln. We all know the importance and emphasis placed on impressions, especially first impressions. As mentioned in a 2011 Forbes article by Carol Goman , in business a first impression is often formed within seven seconds.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016
    Sunny Days — Worthy of a Break
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “With the coming of spring, I am calm again.” ” Gustav Mahler. The sun is out and spring has sprung. It’s too good of a deal to be writing articles, and we could all use a bit of color in our skin after the long, dark winter.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016
    Credibility: Do you have it?
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. A lack of realism in the vision today costs credibility tomorrow. John C. Maxwell. Credibility is arguably one of the more important soft skills a leader must possess. It encompasses so many of the harder skills that if you make your credibility a priority as a leader – both up and down – you will be the most effective leader for your team.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2016
    Why Your Company Needs a Chief Joy Officer
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. NOTE: This article was written by Holly Michel, wife of General John E. Michel, the co-founder and CEO of GeneralLeadership.com. “ I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.” ” Rabindranath Tagore. Joy: We all want it, but few of us have it.
  • GENERAL LEADERSHIP  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016
    Tuesday Time Machine: Honoring Those Who Have Given Their All
    GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. From Our Early Files: Originally Published. 27 April 2014. “ I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism. ”. Bob Riley. [The
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