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1 14th Flying Training Wing Building the Worlds Best Pilots, Leaders, and Warriors Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e

2 0700 – 0800PT 0900 – 1100Team Building and Motivation 1100 – 1200Senior Leadership Panel (Chiefs) 1200 – 1300Lunch 1300 – 1500Effective Writing 1500 – 1600Enlisted Assignments Agenda (Day 3)

3 14th Flying Training Wing Building the Worlds Best Pilots, Leaders, and Warriors Team Building and Motivation Military Equal Opportunity I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e

4 Introduction Team Building Motivation Implementation Strategies Summary Overview

5 Teamwork is the fuel that takes uncommon people to uncommon heights…

6 Definition Challenges Managing Diversity Team Building

7 What is a team? Team Building

8 What is a Team? A team is a group of people working together towards a common goal. Team Building

9 What is a Team Building? Team Building

10 What is a Team Building? Team Building is the process of enabling that group of people to reach their goal. Team Building

11 Too Many Cooks Exercise #1

12 Team Development Stages Forming Storming Norming Performing Transforming

13 Team Building Challenges Different Team Goals Competing Leadership Personalities Inability to Empower Members of Team Micromanagement Diversity

14 Value Diversity Communication Change Elements of Managing Diversity

15 14th Flying Training Wing Building the Worlds Best Pilots, Leaders, and Warriors I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Value Diversity

16 Diversity in the workplace includes all differences that define each of us as unique individuals. By understanding, respecting, and valuing these differences, we can capitalize on the benefits that bring diversity brings to the company. Ford Motor Company

17 14th Flying Training Wing Building the Worlds Best Pilots, Leaders, and Warriors I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Communication

18 The transmission of information, ideas, attitudes, or emotions from one person to another, by conveying those ideas through written and spoken symbols or other verbal or non-verbal signs Communication

19 Communication Process MESSAGE/SYMBOL FEEDBACK RECEIVER SENDER SENDER OTHER FACTORS

20 Verbal/Non-verbal Symbols Can influence the working, social, and living environment in positive and negative ways

21 Listening A complex process involving four separate but interrelated components: Receiving - hearing Attending - concentrating Assigning Meaning - making sense of what is communicated Remembering - storing the communicated information so we can recall it

22 Perception A persons immediate experience of other persons or objects gained through the sense organs and somewhat modified by the perceivers personal characteristics and by societal influences

23 Definition: Thoughts and feelings we have that are based on belief systems, values, morals, and traditions we are raised with or exposed to in the past Biases are… Filters through which we see the world Build barriers Cant be masked by humor Filter out the truth Overlook credentials and qualifications Are natural Are learned Bias

24 Racism is a learned affliction. Anything that is learned can be unlearned. –Jane Elliot

25 Definition: Thoughts and feelings we have that are based on belief systems, values, morals, and traditions we are raised with or exposed to in the past Biases are… Filters through which we see the world Build barriers Cant be masked by humor Filter out the truth Overlook credentials and qualifications Are natural Are learned Create Stereotypes Bias

26 14th Flying Training Wing Building the Worlds Best Pilots, Leaders, and Warriors I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Stereotypes Categorizing people in a fixed or general pattern which may lead to making invalid assumptions regarding the particular group and members of the group

27 Prejudice A judgment against, or an opinion contrary to, anything without just grounds or sufficient knowledge

28 14th Flying Training Wing Building the Worlds Best Pilots, Leaders, and Warriors I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Change

29 Understanding Appreciation Confronting Commitment & Empowerment Implementation Strategies

30 No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive -Mahatma Gandhi

31 Squeeze Play Exercise #2

32 Competition Strategies for Motivation Motivation

33 You can lead a horse to water but you cannot force it to drink…

34 It will only drink if its THIRSTY!

35 XY Game Exercise #3

36 Team Building + Motivation = ? Implementation Strategies

37 Team Building + Motivation = MISSION SUCCESS! Implementation Strategies

38 The BL A ZE Team

39 Questions?

40 Senior Leadership Panel Chiefs

41 NCO Professional Development LUNCH BE BACK AT 1300

42 14th Flying Training Wing Building the Worlds Best Pilots, Leaders, and Warriors Effective Writing I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e

43 Bullet Statements Definition Types Uses Constructing Bullet Statements Gather the facts Develop bullet statements Fine tuning the final product Practical Exercise Summary Overview

44 Every Subordinate deserves a supervisor who can write!!! Careers depend on skilled writing, as applied to performance reports, award nominations, decorations, letters of commendation, etc. Effective Writing

45 What is a bullet statement? According to the Tongue and Quill, A bullet statement is defined as something stated: a single declaration or remark, assertion; a report of facts or opinions. A point conveyed in a short phrase A strong statement about something or someone Concise, brief, accurate, and specific Bullet Statement Defined

46 What are the two types of bullet statements? Single Idea Bullet (SIB)- defined as a concise group of words explaining a single idea or thought. Talking/Point papers, Bullet Background Papers, Staff Meetings Specific Achievement Bullet (SAB)- defined as describing an accomplishment and its result or impact. Begins with a strong action verb and ends with stressing mission impact. EPRs, Awards (1206s), Recommendations Types of Bullet Statements

47 Use descriptive adjectives that come alive: Astonishing, achiever, pacesetter, trail blazer Cornerstone for the squadron garnering AETCs NCO of Yr Avoid bland verbs and adverbs: VividBland DroveContributed InstitutedMaintained Led Monitored Impact Phrases: Leadership, imagination, and initiativeher daily tools A front runner in every category Rates first against all peers Gifted technician with sharp intellect Hard Hitting Bullets

48 Inform Memorandum for Record (MFR) Persuade/Recognize Awards, LOA, IDEA Program Promotes Ideas (Thoughts/Ideas/Ratings on Paper) What is the difference between 1 st,2 nd, 3 rd place? How/What do you score that difference Direct/Correct Behavior LOA/LOC/LOR etc. Document Events/Performance Performance Reports (EPR, LOE, DEC) Reasons to Write

49 Communicate Effectively Say What You Mean/Mean What You Say!! Saves Time in Writes/Rewrites…90%/10% rule Learn it…get past it…Focus on what matters Record Performance Accurately When is best time to write? Promotes/Awards Your Troops Eprs/Awards/Decs All Have a HUGE! IMPACT (Why?) Support/Credibility/Integrity Importance of Good Writing

50 EPRs - Whats Important? Job description extremely important Everyone in AF manages: time, money, people, programs – tell the board Leadership, teamwork, professional development Off-duty education, PME, and other areas of personal development Save biggest achievements for last indorser Extra Curricular activities : special projects, community involvement--provide valuable insight

51 EPRs - Whats Important? Cont Promotion recommendations allowed and encouraged –if missing, the signal is to not promote Senior Rater indorsement not mandatory… Provides the critical push for the most deserving Senior Rater establishes criteria at your base

52 Promotion Board Feedback - EPRs - Leadership evident in job description Duty titles denote position of responsibility Superintendent, Military Personnel Flight Chief, Enlisted Professional Military Education Clear job descriptions – people, numbers, money, sq size, instructor (student load) Senior raters assessments of relative standing best in my wing, #1 of 50 MSgts Best of the best! 78 ABW First Sgt of the Year and #1 SMSgt in my wingCMSgt this year! First rate SNCO! Single-handedly turned the IMA program aroundimpressive results! CMSgt material!

53 Hard hitting endorsements and enthusiasm from senior rater- save big gun items for senior rater My #1 first sergeant and the #1 SMSgt of 8 in my wing…leads the charge everyday! Recognition for job-related work (quarterly, MAJCOM and Air Force Awards) President, AETCs Quarterly/Annual SNCO Awards Boards… Built non-existent base-wide formal retreat program energized base involvement for military traditions! Credited ratee for units strong performance in IG and other inspections Readiness expert! I chose him to lead my Unit Compliance Inspection preparation teamensured special interest items and personnel programs in complianceunits IG ready ABW earned top marks Promotion Board Feedback - EPRs -

54 Sentence Structure (Direct & Concise) Utilize Decorations Guide Provided by Wing Sentences derived from bullets in EPRs Transitions Attention Getters (First & Last) Wheres the Beef? Duty Performance Exemplary/Not Normal Duty Format (AFAM, AFCM, MSM) Opening/Closing Statements Decorations- Whats important?

55 Types of Awards AF Form 1206 Annual/Quarterly/BTZ/STEP Same format as EPRs One-line bullets if possible (quantity vs quality) Remember who your audience/competition is!!! Categories Put Items Where They Belong/ Point Value Leadership and Job Performance in Primary Duty (25pts) Significant Self Improvement (15 pts) Base or Community Involvement (10 pts ) Awards-Whats important?

56 Be focused and organized Use all available space to fullest potential Quantify…Be specific as possible Dont leave reader with ?…make them dig for info #s, %s, Stats have to be relevant, put in perspective Avoid Job-Related slang Consider the reader/audience Will change based on level/award submitted Use knock your socks off when appropriate Write equal to performance level (super, average, poor) Constructing Bullet Statements

57 Layout prioritize statements Who is saying what (rater, endorser) Put big bullets with big guns Watch the FLUFF!!! (All muscle, no fat) Difference between fluff/strength and facts Bullet Format ACTIVE verbs, avoid DEAD words, PAST tense What they DID! Be specific/watch tunnel vision/quantify Constructing Bullet Statements (cont)

58 How They Did It If this is where exemplified standard, say so! Any chance to set apart from self/peers…do so! Impact of performance Do your homework Performance not just mission (training, expertise) etc. Dont leave reader hanging…highest level possible Attention Getters (First & Last) Set the hook Leave an impression Character statement about individual Constructing Bullet Statements (cont)

59 Overall: Focus on job performance Emphasize impact/results Recommend for promotion, increased responsibility Back of EPR Start with a strong opening line Set the stage...make your claim Grab the readers attention Tell em how you assess this persons potential Why is this person great...average...below average Finish with bottom-line PUSH Okay: resident PME; next job; level of assignment; promotion EPR Writing Tips

60 Whats Wrong with This??? One of my best…compiled a detailed report outlining deficient training used for group SORTS reporting Correction (Impact, Watch Acronyms, Be Specific) - My data collection expert of 20…diligently compiled 42 training reports into one comprehensive report -- Equipped commander with factual picture on 490-man units war- fighting/deployment capability…awesome job OR (One-Line) - #1 of 20...merged 42 training reports into 1...SORTS 100% accurate…CC now has clear deployable vision on 490 man unit Fine Tuning Bullet Statements

61 Whats Wrong with This??? - Involved and dedicated to enhancing the base and local community welfare by freely giving time without expectations while supporting local charity motorcycle rides and raising over $2,000 for homeless families and $3,000 for Japanese World War II memorial Correction (Shorten, consolidate comments) - Involved…supported charity motorcycle rides…$3k for Japanese WWII memorial…$2K for homeless families Only use Stand Alone Bullets when they support themselves with Impact and Achievement…EXAMPLE - Driven to excel...completed 9 credit hours towards CCAF degree despite 122 day deployment …3 credits left Fine Tuning Bullet Statements (cont)

62 Whats Wrong with This??? - Researched, wrote and published a comprehensive 453-page report outlining new procedures for toilet paper distribution and handling throughout the entire 3000-person Intelligence Operations Center; increased availability by 200 percent and hygiene by 50 percent Correction (Focus/Place Emphasis, dont lose reader) - Championed detailed 435-page report outlining toilet paper distribution for Intel Ops 3000-person facility -- Availability up 200%…hygiene surveys reveal 250% increase …morale skyrocketed...QoL initiative OR - Piloted 435-page toilet paper distribution report…qty up 200%…surveys report 50% hygiene increase Fine Tuning Bullet Statements (cont)

63 Ho-Hum Bullet (GREAT for 4 EPR) - Tackled my tough data collection issues…ensured information needed for senior station leaders was easily collected, accurately portrayed, and readily available Harder Hitting (Attention Getter!) (Better for 5 EPR) - No task too tough…my go-to-guy…handles divisions toughest data collection issues with ease -- Kept senior station leaders updated with critical ops Intel…vital C2 mission never skipped a beat OR - Driving Force…updated senior station leaders with critical Ops Intel... kept C2 mission alive Ensure You Write to Reflect Performance Level!!! Fine Tuning Bullet Statements (cont)

64 Ho-Hum Bullet (Good for 4 EPR) - Aggressively established a three day professional Development Seminar through course development coordination and implementation to expand the supervisory skills of over 200 wing assigned NCOs -- Outstanding communication skills led to his selection as course facilitator for the initial class Harder Hitting! (Better for 5) - Wing-wide impact…masterfully authored wings first-ever 3-day NCO Professional Development Seminar -- Significantly enhanced supervisory skills of 250 wing NCOs…instant benefits to troops -- Exceptional communication skills led to his selection "by peers" as course facilitator for 1st class - Fine Tuning Bullet Statements (cont)

65 A sharp airman with unlimited potential…promote at earliest opportunity - Ultimate airman…achieves impeccable results regardless of complexity or challenge…promote to SSgt now! - Displays initiative…demonstrates potential for increased responsibility… promote - Lacks necessary traits to be a successful leader…consider promotion - Uncompromising professional…others would do well to emulate… promote BTZ - Testimony AF Core Values exist…promote Dave so others can benefit From his leadership - #1 of 1355 NCOs…18 th Wing NCO of the Year is proof…STEP promote - I stack him against AFs BEST TSgts…Rays that good!!! Definite promote! Promotion Statements

66 Checklist Review performance or records thoroughly Make a list of accomplishments Select the most significant accomplishments Organize them into a sequence for max impact Write all bullets...use where theyll count most Dont use several bullets when one will do Open with a line that grabs attention Close with a line that captures potential When youre done...revise, revise, revise

67 Tongue and Quill ( AFH 37-137) Computer Resources Thesaurus Spell/Grammar Check Book Resources Dictionary Thesaurus Read, Read, Read Feedback From Others Other Written Papers Write, Write, Write (Practice!) Helpful Tools

68 PRACTICE TIME FOR ALL STUDENTS Exercise

69 Bullet Statements Definition Types Uses Constructing Bullet Statements Gather the facts Develop bullet statements Fine tuning the final product Practical Exercise Summary

70 Every Subordinate deserves a supervisor who can write!!! Do not wait until you supervise someone before you start writing. Your subordinates would want you to have some experience FIRST. Effective Writing

71 Questions?


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