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Default Air Force Logo Must I give up my quarter pounder with cheese?
Well they have gone and done it. They are going to start fitness testing us twice a year. I think it's a good move. I mean I'm not one of those people who wait until a couple of months before I'm due to start training. I work out three times a week. OK, OK, I don't always get in three workouts a week, but the point is I am working out regularly. My
0 9/08
General Stephen R. Lorenz is the Air Education and Training Command commander. Lorenz on Leadership - Technological change
I am a digital immigrant. You see, in the summer of 1972, as a senior at the Air Force Academy, I spent $125 on a small "personal computer." At roughly $650 in today's dollars, the small unit was able to do four things: add, subtract, multiply and divide. It was a cutting edge ... calculator. Although we were only permitted to use it while checking
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Default Air Force Logo Challenges, choices and consequences
As a Chief, you are often approached and asked this question: "What are some words of wisdom you can pass on that helped you get where you are?" Well I can't promise you any sacred words of wisdom, however I would like to share with you a simple formula that I have used to help guide me both personally and professionally. It's what I refer to as
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Default Air Force Logo ‘I can do this … Keeping fit to fight’
With the upcoming changes to the Air Force fitness program and our high rates of deployment, there has never been a better time to get (and stay) in great physical shape. When I first joined the Air Force, we were transitioning away from the run to the bike ergometry test. I took lots of jabs from my Army and Navy friends during that time and was
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Default Air Force Logo Leadership Dynamics
At some point in our lives we have known or learned about someone whom we would consider to be a great leader. There was something in this individual that made them stand out as a leader. Early in our careers the seed of leadership is planted with the intent of growing us into an effective leader. Although we are taught about leadership early in
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Default Air Force Logo Leading learning innovation
The Air Force has a heritage rooted in technology and innovation. From our earliest days, Airmen have sought to find a better way to dominate the domains in which we operate -- air, space, and now, cyberspace. Developing superior capabilities which enable global vigilance, global reach and global power have proven vital to our nation's security.
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General Stephen R. Lorenz is the Air Education and Training Command commander. Lorenz on Leadership – Building a Winning Team
On July 4th, I was fortunate enough to represent our Air Force at NASCAR's Coke Zero 400. I joined more than 100,000 Americans -- undeterred by the summer heat -- at the Daytona International Speedway. The energy at the speedway was as thick as the humid air and the excitement contagious. Motor homes covered the infield and racing fans were
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Default Air Force Logo Look to the right horizon
I'm not Ulysses S. Grant, and neither are you. Let me explain how this profound insight changed my life. Just inside the doorway of my office sets a famous photograph of General Grant. It's the one that looks exactly like the comedian, Robin Williams. I'm not big on collecting things, least of all pictures of people I'm not related to; but when I
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Default Air Force Logo Intangibles and the art of leadership
One of Colin Powell's leadership principles states that "Leadership is the art of accomplishing more than the science of management says is possible." Just as masterpieces painted by art's great masters can't be reduced to sterile checklists of fundamental and necessary components of genius, the same holds true for great practitioners of
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General Stephen R. Lorenz is the Air Education and Training Command commander. Lorenz on Leadership – It’s all about service
A few weeks ago, Staff Sgt. Sarah Price worked diligently as a radar approach control (RAPCON) controller within the 71st Operations Group at Vance Air Force Base, Okla. If anyone had asked her what she did, her response would have been simple and quick, "I control aircraft." No one would argue the importance of her job, especially since it
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