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  • Sharing Success Book Cover

    Sharing Success–Owning Failure Preparing to Command in the Twenty–First Century Air Force

    David L. Goldfein
    Then-colonel David L. Goldfein discusses several themes central to a successful command tour.* His ideas and questions will spark your imagination as you begin preparing for the task ahead of you—squadron commander. He shares stories from other squadron commanders that include both success and failure because, as Goldfein states, “it is from studying our failures that we learn, grow, and improve as officers and leaders.” Maj Gen Charles D. Link, USAF, retired, states that “this book is a must-read, not only for those selected to command a squadron but for all our young officers.” *General Goldfein is the current chief of staff of the Air Force.

    Dowload MP3 files:  Chapter 01   Chapter 02   Chapter 03   Chapter 04   Chapter 05   Chapter 06
  • Commanding an Air Force Squadron in the Twenty-First Century Book Cover

    Commanding an Air Force Squadron in the Twenty-First Century: A Practical Guide of Tips and Techniques for Today's Squadron Commander

    Jeffry F. Smith
    Jeffry Smith updates the earlier release of Col Timothy T. Timmon’s Commanding an Air Force Squadron (1993). In this book, which includes a foreword by Gen John P. Jumper and an introduction by Colonel Timmons, USAF, retired, Colonel Smith relies on the vast “insights, experiences, and recommendations” of former and current commanders to identify the attributes of a successful commander at multiple levels. He identifies some issues commanders face regardless of the level of command, including counseling personnel, dorm inspections, commanders’ calls, money management, and the roles of spouses and families. According to Colonel Smith, the conduct of individuals in times of crises is the truest barometer of a good commander.

    Dowload MP3 files:  Chapter 01   Chapter 02   Chapter 03   Chapter 04   Chapter 05   Chapter 06   Chapter 07
  • Heirpower:  Eight Basic Habits of Exceptionally Powerful Lieutenants Book Cover

    Heirpower: Eight Basic Habits of Exceptionally Powerful Lieutenants

    Bob Vasquez
    “So you're 22 years old, you've just gotten your commission, you've arrived at your first duty station, you’ve met with your commander, and you’re now ‘in charge’ of a group of enlisted men and women, all of whom have been in service longer than you, know a whole lot more about military life than you, and are expecting more than you know. To top it all off, your first ‘subordinate’ happens to be a 30-year veteran of every war you ever read about, and his rank is, yes, E-9. He’s not an E-10 only because that rank doesn’t exist. Now what do you do? Let me tell you. . . .” In Heirpower! Eight Basic Habits of Exceptionally Powerful Lieutenants, CMSgt Bob Vásquez, an Air Force veteran of more than 30 years, now serving as director of a freshman seminar at the US Air Force Academy’s Center for Character Development, shares the views of the enlisted force in a powerful, humorous, anecdotal way that will educate and entertain you. Bob’s eight habits will empower you to become an Exceptionally Powerful Lieutenant!

    Dowload MP3 files:   Disc 01   Disc 02   Disc 03
  • Lorenz on Leadership:  Lessons on Effectively Leading People, Teams, and Organizations

    Lorenz on Leadership: Lessons on Effectively Leading People, Teams, and Organizations

    General Stephen R. Lorenz USAF, Retired
    If you want to learn about leadership, ask an experienced leader. Gen Stephen R. Lorenz, who retired as the commander of Air Education and Training Command, was always interested in leadership. He began writing about it while at the Air Force Academy and has now written numerous articles. He believes that today’s leaders need to reflect on the principles that guide them. This practice gave him insights into his own leadership style and fed his knowledge about the foundations of leadership. He shares his knowledge in this compilation. He also believes everyone is a leader in one way or another and should practice the art of leadership by writing about his or her own experiences and mentoring others. Audio book was read by John Conway.

    Dowload MP3 files:   Lorenz 01   Lorenz 02   Lorenz 03   Lorenz 04   Lorenz 05   Lorenz 06
  • Stopping Mass Killings in Africa  Genocide, Airpower, and Intervention

    Stopping Mass Killings in Africa Genocide, Airpower, and Intervention

    Dr Douglas Carl Peifer
    This is a compendium of case studies that seek to describe the best uses of military power, particularly airpower, in response to genocide. The writers examine recent instances of genocide in Somalia, Rwanda, and Côte d’Ivoire to draw out useful generalizations concerning the nature of genocide, international reactions to genocide, and effective responses to genocide and the possibility of genocide.

    Dowload MP3 files:   Introduction     Study 01     Study 02     Study 03     Study 04     Conclusion
  • Speaking Effectively:  A Guide for Air Force Speakers

    Speaking Effectively: A Guide for Air Force Speakers

    Dr. John A. Kline
    In Speaking Effectively, Dr. Kline presents techniques on how to speak successfully. He provides examples and pointers for both the novice and the skilled speaker. This book was previously listed as order number B-33.

    Dowload MP3 files:   Chapter 01   Chapter 02   Chapter 03   Chapter 04   Chapter 05
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