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Default Air Force Logo The right to lead part 6: Personality
Given that competence determines what a leader is able to do, and character bounds what a leader will do, personality then is how leaders do what they do. There are a various scholarly debates as to what determines personality, but suffice to say that it is developed through some combination of your DNA, environment and experiences. These factors
0 6/22
2012
Cost Conscious Culture Cost Conscious Culture: doing a little reaps big savings
Fellow members of the AETC team, thank you for all you do to keep our Air Force and our nation strong. As I travel around our command, I see firsthand how magnificently you are executing our recruit, train and educate missions and I want you to know how proud I am to be on your team.Our ability to continue to execute our mission with excellence is
0 6/19
2012
Default Air Force Logo The right to lead part five: Character
The topic (and sometimes the issue) of character is an opening to the discussion of what gives a person the right to lead. There are many definitions of character. Some have a psychological bent to them, while other definitions lean heavily on the moral aspects of character.I tend to think of character as a balance sheet, one that takes into
0 6/15
2012
Default Air Force Logo The right to lead part four: competence
In last week's right to lead segment we examined obligations and requirements and found them to be related, but not necessarily the same thing. This week, in the fourth installment of the series, we will explore the vast topic area of a leader's competency. At first glance, the topic of a leader's competence seems straight forward. Upon deeper
0 6/08
2012
Default Air Force Logo The Maxwell Opportunity: Welcoming thoughts for the international fellows
You are senior leaders. You have garnered indispensable experience in the service for your country and are among the very best of your nation's armed forces. Now your country and the Air Force offer you the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study at the "Intellectual and Leadership Center of the USAF" - this is your Maxwell Opportunity!Welcome to
0 6/01
2012
Default Air Force Logo The Right to Lead
Editor's note: this is the second in a series of articles addressing the Right to Lead. Your authority as a leader in the profession of arms includes the constitutional, legislative, and positional powers vested in you by the people of the United States, the president as commander in chief, and by your service. Constitutional and legislative
0 5/24
2012
Default Air Force Logo We take care of each other... it’s the wingman thing to do
As the proverbial "critical days of summer" begins this weekend, I thought of the endless statistics I could spout, the safety briefings you'll receive, the unique dangers that the summer months bring with them or I could emphasize the sad reality that one of our coworkers, friends or family members could likely no longer be with us on Sept. 4 when
0 5/24
2012
Default Air Force Logo Out of character: Ways to stay balanced
Warning signs: It usually starts with little things, as most calamities do, but there are always indicators along the way that a leader's character is starting to get out of balance. Self-image and individual perspective are, more often than not, the first things to change; the way a leader views others and the manner in which a leader treats
0 4/27
2012
Default Air Force Logo Out of character and in trouble
Editor's note: This is the first in a two-part series on character and leadership. The second part discusses warning signs and ways to stay in character.Many good things have occurred in the military over the past two years, to include the successful drawdown of U.S. forces in Iraq, NATO-led military operations in Libya and the training of Afghan
0 4/23
2012
Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle accepts a medal from the skipper of the USS Hornet, Capt. Marc A. Mitscher. The medal, once given to a U.S. Navy officer by the Japanese, was wired to a 500-pound bomb for return to Japan 'with interest.' This week, 70 years after the bombing of Japan, the remaining Doolittle Raiders have gathered in Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, for what may be their last reunion. (Courtesy photo) Doolittle Raid proved pivotal 70 years ago
On April 19, 1942, Americans woke up to the news that Army Air Force planes had bombed Tokyo and other Japanese cities. After four months of doom and gloom that followed the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese conquest of Southeast Asia and continuing disheartening news from the Philippines, Americans finally received some good news.
0 4/23
2012
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