Chief's Corner November - Ownership

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  • By Chief Master Sgt. Michael Powell
  • 130th Airlift Wing

What is ownership? Ownership means taking personal responsibility for getting needs met and producing results, rather than expecting managers to know those needs and how to reach them for each employee to be a success.

Ownership involves three things: Initiative, Drive, and Belief in oneself.

Initiative is the power or opportunity to act or take charge.

Drive – turning ideas into action and action into results.

Belief in oneself is having confidence in your abilities, qualities, and judgments; how we think, feel, and act.

Because we are a military organization, our Core Values are at the heart of creating an environment where we should all feel empowered to act and bring about change. Because we have this culture that values ownership:

  1. You can make a difference within the organization
  2. You have the support of the leadership team
  3. You are trusted to do the right thing

We should all look to make a difference, take on new challenges, and always be developing ourselves.