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Monique Caraghiaur is an Air Force Officer, Photographer, Certified Professional Coach, and Speaker. She is passionate about helping others create a legacy they're proud of.
From December 2013 through January 2017, Deborah served as the 23rd Secretary of the United States Air Force with responsibility for 660,000 military and civilian personnel and a budget of nearly $140 billion. She was the second woman to ever lead a military service in the United States. Prior to this role, she served as President of SAIC’s Technical and Engineering sector, a $2 billion, 8,700-person enterprise. Earlier in her career, Deborah held other P&L positions, and worked in the legislative branch of government and the Department of Defense.
Deborah has deep expertise in strategic planning, risk management, public policy, cyber security, space, logistics and innovation. Deborah is an accomplished speaker on business and government topics including issues in national security and world affairs, politics in Washington, business transformation leadership, mergers and acquisitions, cost reduction strategies, and diversity and inclusion. Deborah is the author of the new book Aim High: Chart Your Course and Find Success. And she periodically appears on MSNBC, CBS, and other national news programs.
“Setbacks are a part of life and failure almost always equal success”Deborah Lee James
There is no such thing as perfection. Setbacks are a part of life and failure almost always equals success.
We were able to touch upon everything that was on my platform … I wanted to put people first with a whole series of people related issues. Second was to balance the needs of readiness to the needs to modernize. The Third was we are stewards of the taxpayer’s dollar. If I had more time I would have been able to make more progress on diversity and inclusion in our Air Force.
Check out the episode to hear about the Stop Doing Campaign.
The ability to remain calm in a crisis situation. Be Transparent. You have to remain positive and upbeat.
Engage in active listening. Communicate vision and the context of why. Let the team come up with the tacticals. Disagreements give you diversity of thought. Communicate the decision.
People are frequently not asking for help. In the book we talk about strategies that will help leaders address this.
Nobody ever accomplishes big things or littles all by themselves.
Check out the episode to hear the entire conversation and learn more about LeanIn.org
Listening and Asking
Share yourself and storytelling
Be willing to Lean In
When I got my first 360 degree feedback in corporate america.
#1 – Continue to go for it and apply for those positions. Sheryl Sandberg talks about this in her book Lean In.
Check out the episode to hear the three things women should do.
You’re never too old to have mentors. There is no substitute for reading.
Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead by Jim Mattis
Connect with Secretary James
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