Brigadier General Sean Choquette
Brigadier General Choquette, Director of Operations at 12th Air Force, responsible for conducting security cooperation operations throughout South America. The general is a graduate of the USAF Academy, was commissioned (and flew helicopters) in the US Army before he found his way back to the USAF. The General shares some of the tools he collected in his leadership tool kit, his mistakes, and his lessons. He emphasizes why it is important for leaders, and leaders in training, to get out ahead of your skis periodically. He shares ideas on how to overcome trust hurdles, empowering and supporting subordinate leaders, and flat out working hard. We also discuss the importance of taking and accepting risks as part of a leaders responsibility. Lastly, we discuss how important disruption is to building safe and trusting leader and leadership development environments, especially when we want teams to innovate. THIS leader is one of the best commanders I had the privilege to serve; he gets it...that leadership is a relationship business. I am glad I was able to spend some time with him.
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