In the present moment, I’m learning from this piece written by the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, Kaleth O. Wright:
Who am I?
I am a Black man who happens to be the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force.
I am George Floyd…I am Philando Castile, I am Michael Brown, I am Alton Sterling, I am Tamir Rice.
— Kaleth O. Wright (@cmsaf18) June 1, 2020
I hope to have the power to learn from CMSAF Wright’s humility, leadership, and accountability for being part of the solution. As the seniormost non-commissioned officer in the Air Force, he could very well say that he is not part of the problem, and that others bear the burden for fixing what’s broken.
Of course, he does nothing of the sort, instead declaring:
“I must do better”
“Like you, I don’t have all of the answers, but I’m committed to seeing a better future for this nation.”
“What have I been doing? Not enough.”
“I can only look in the mirror for the solution.”
As a leader in your company, your community, your team, can you say each of the four sentences above?
I am going to try.
I’m rooting for you, I’m rooting for all of us.