It's no secret that a key to being a good leader, military or otherwise, is taking care of your people. I strongly believe Airmen aren't able to perform at their peak if their personal lives are in disarray. Whether financial woes, marital issues, illnesses or other troubles, it's tough to be at your best when life throws you a nasty curveball.
For leaders, the challenging times their Airmen face present golden opportunities to rise up and make lasting impacts. While it's relatively simple to care for people when things are good, it's those rare tough times when leaders truly earn their keep.