U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Janelle Patiño
I recently had the pleasure of reading “Breaking the Trust Barrier: How Leaders Close the Gaps for High Performance” by retired Air Force Col. JV Venable, who formerly commanded the Thunderbirds, the Air Force’s crack flight demonstration squadron. His new book is a quick and easy read focusing on success found through a repeatable formula that Venable has used through multiple commands. It reinforces concepts anyone who has led an organization should know. That said, it’s not always easy to focus on these concepts on a daily basis, but Venable seems to have cracked the code and aims to share it with all of us through his book.