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USAF veteran Michael Biss, who served in WWII and the Korean War, shows a youngster at the pool how to muster the bravery needed to jump off the diving board. #95yearsold
New title available for review: "North American Strategic Defense in the 21st Century: Security and Sovereignty in an Uncertain World." Check into it at its publisher link: <a href="https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319909776." target="_blank"><a href="https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319909776.</a> To claim our hardcopy for yourself as a reviewer, follow the link below to read the book review guidelines and submit your request: https://airuniversity.usaf.afpims.mil/SSQ/Books/." target="_blank">https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319909776.</a> To claim our hardcopy for yourself as a reviewer, follow the link below to read the book review guidelines and submit your request: https://airuniversity.usaf.afpims.mil/SSQ/Books/.</a>
Exciting new opportunity to join the Air University Press team:
More than 20 new titles were added to SSQ&#39;s "Books for Review" listing yesterday. http://www.airuniversity.af.mil/SSQ/Books/
Views from above: stunning photos from the International Space Station.
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Get a jump on all things space related with AU-18, Space Primer. It is currently undergoing revision but remains a wealth of information providing the joint war fighter an unclassified resource for understanding the capabilities, organizations, and operations of space forces: https://media.defense.gov/2017/Mar/15/2001717230/-1/-1/0/AU-18.PDF
Do you like to read about and research issues of strategic importance? Do you like getting a free book in the mail? Do you have a writing or publishing requirement? Perhaps you&#39;d like to participate in the Strategic Studies Quarterly Book Review Program! Follow this link to see the currently available titles and check out the review guidelines (bottom of page). http://www.airuniversity.af.mil/SSQ/Books/
The Summer Air and Space Power Journal is here. Check it out at http://www.airuniversity.af.mil/ASPJ/. IN THIS ISSUE: AFSPC/CV views on the role of the space domain for national defense. Features: Revolutionary changes influencing the space cadre’s production of military space professionals, developing officers for senior leadership, and ICBMs in future nuclear forces. Views: Auxiliary forces and strategic foresight methods. More: Schriever Essays and book reviews. We welcome your article and book review submissions. Please see http://www.airuniversity.af.mil/ASPJ/Submit-An-Article/ for guidelines.
New release: AU-26 Developing Your Full Range of Leadership: Leveraging a Transformational Approach Download at http://www.airuniversity.af.mil/AUPress/. This newly developed Air University text focuses on the Full-Range Leadership Model (FRLM) and its application in team leadership. Leaders applying the FRLM approach can see immediate, tangible results. Leveraging the components of transformational leadership has been proven to result in the most effective style of leadership. Outcomes include raising the ethical values of leaders, energizing followers to be high achievers, challenging team members to create and innovate, and harnessing organizational members’ distinct gifts and talents toward achieving organizational goals. These characteristics can offer connections to reaching authentic transformational leadership not only by incorporating ethics and values but also by enhancing leader-follower dynamics. The text also includes the topics of leadership theory evolution, humanity in leadership, and the assessment of individual character strengths and virtues in enhancing leadership skills.
New release: A Discourse on Winning and Losing Download at http://www.airuniversity.af.mil/AUPress/. Edited and compiled by Dr. Grant T. Hammond, this is the first book published on John R. Boyd’s famous same-titled briefing. A maverick fighter pilot devoted to the Air Force and its mission, Boyd challenged orthodoxy including fighter tactics and the theory of how wars were to be fought. Inspiring radically different opinions, he had the courage to state his views—and defend them regardless of consequence. His ideas have influenced the military as well as business, politics, and education globally. Former US House Speaker Newt Gingrich stated that Boyd “changed American military doctrine and made Desert Storm possible” while former defense secretary James Schlesinger remarked that “the military services should welcome more people like Colonel John Boyd.”
Check out what our friends at Airman have put together! #MemphisBelle
Hot off the Press! "Understanding Cyber Security" by Dr. Gary Schaub, Jr. has just been released by Rowman and Littlefield publishers. This is the first ever edited volume based on SSQ content--all updated of course. Thanks to Gary and all the authors who worked so hard to produce this timely book.
SSQ solicited scholarly content at the ISA conference this week. See pic&#39;s of our support to ISSS and our authors.
New release: Military Personnel as Innovators: An Unrealistic Expectation? by Col Michelle E. Ewy, USAF. Maxwell Paper No. 74. Download our publications at http://www.airuniversity.af.mil/AUPress/. Calls for innovation from US military leaders reverberate throughout the ranks. In an organizational culture that reinforces self-restraint, rewards groupthink, and treats white space as wasted space, these leaders have unrealistic expectations of their military personnel. An examination of the requirements for innovation along with recent neuroscience and organizational psychology research provides valuable insight into how the checklist mentality of the military inhibits creativity and innovation. Recommendations to counter these barriers include recruiting creative personalities, training in divergent thinking, providing time for incubation, and promoting innovative leaders. Adoption of these recommendations will embolden military members to be more creative and will cultivate a culture that champions innovation.


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