Oath of Enlistment – It’s Your Oath!

You’ve taken the Oath of Enlistment to the Constitution, and perhaps administered it, too.

When’s the last time you read the U.S. Constitution or the Declaration of Independence, though? Your perspective on the meaning of those words changes over time. Revisit it now!

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Reflections of a Servant Leader

Maj Gen Flowers reflects on his life by anchoring his story on the fact that he is the longest serving Airman in Air Force history and longest serving African American in the Department of Defense—46 years, rising to both Master Sergeant and Major General. He vividly describes his early life growing up in his grandparents’ home, working as young sharecropper, and spending countless hours in both church and school.

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Leading Lessons – It’s Your Leadership

The leadership experience from the U.S. Navy prompted my Leading Lessons from multiple leaders, who missed one critical step as they tried passing on good leadership principles: first, know yourself, then know others. Leading Lessions – It’s Your Leadership highlights covers it.

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Mars Adapting: Military Change During War

Mars Adapting examines what makes some military organizations better at this contest than others. The book explores the internal institutional factors that promote and enable military adaptation. It employs four cases, drawing upon one from each of the U.S. armed services. Each case was an extensive campaign, with several cycles of action/counteraction. In each case, the military institution entered the war with an existing mental model of the war they expected to fight.

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Lessons from the Navy

Lessons From the Navy is a well-written, professionally published work highlighting great thought topics and behaviors I highly encourage all aspiring leaders to grasp and implement, but onlyif ready. It is a good, easy read for someone who is ready to consume the content, but there is an especially important realization and understanding to grasp before spending time in this book.

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Leading With Honor

Make Every Step Count on Your Leadership Journey. How did American Military leaders in the brutal POW camps of North Vietnam inspire their followers for six, seven, or eight years to remain committed to the mission, resist a cruel enemy, and return home with honor? What leadership principles engendered such extreme devotion, perseverance, and teamwork?

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