The day I found out I made SMSgt, I was congratulated by a civilian coworker–a retired Chief. He said, “Congrats Jessy, you’ll probably never get any feedback again!” His words made me think. I had no doubts that he would probably prove correct–only time will tell. I wondered why that was? Corporate executives, CEOs–the leaders of businesses seek coaching as a method of feedback. As enlisted people, we have some huge responsibilities than our predecessors did in the Air Force, which makes getting feedback of the utmost importance. Why wouldn’t I receive feedback even as a SMSgt? Our current CMSAF uses self-assessment tools to hone his leadership approach and considers himself a lifelong student of leadership. Be humble enough in your rank and position, no matter how high, to take some feedback–and seek it out. It only seeks to make you better.