JV Venable

JV Venable, author of "Breaking the Trust Barrier: How Leaders Close the Gaps for High Performance," is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force's Fighter Weapons School (Top Gun) and has flown fighter aircraft all over the world. He has led individuals, teams, and organizations as large as 1,100 people at the highest ends of performance and risk in both peacetime and combat. Most notable was his time as the commander and demonstration leader of the USAF jet demonstration team, the Thunderbirds.

Venable is an inspirational speaker, seminar leader, and coach on building and leading high-performance teams. He lives with his wife, Lil, and two sons, Harrison and Walker, in northern Virginia. For more information, visit his website and connect with him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Read All Stories from JV Venable

The two biggest accolades you can receive as a team leader are popularity and success. Unfortunately, most of us are driven more by our fears than by the promise of accolades.