When leaders earn their keep

By Col. Sean McKenna
Special to GUIDON

It’s no secret that a key to being a good leader, military or otherwise, is taking care of your people.

I strongly believe service members aren’t able to perform at their peak if their personal lives are in disarray.

Whether financial woes, marital issues, illnesses or other troubles, it’s tough to be at your best when life throws you a nasty curveball.

For leaders, the challenging times their service members face present golden opportunities to rise up and make lasting impacts.

While it’s relatively simple to care for people when things are good, it’s those rare tough times when leaders truly earn their keep.

A few years back I was scheduled to travel from Colorado to Los Angeles for an Inspector General inspection, departing on a Sunday and returning the following weekend. Read More...