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Seymour Johnson AFB Library: Leadership and Decision Making
An article discussing 8 lessons learned from 8 highly effective leaders in today's VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) business environment. Each of the lessons can be applied in our own lives.
This article lays out 6 points for how the military needs to adjust the development of their leaders. The military needs to continue to develop future leaders with skill sets much more expanded than their more traditional predecessors.
It Worked for Me is a culmination of life experiences of Colin Powell over his distinguished career as a four-star general and Secretary of State. Powell provides leadership presentations all over the world and his "Thirteen Rules" form the foundation of his leadership message.
In Leaders Eat Last, Sinek demonstrates how creating the "circle of safety" leads to teams that are confident and adaptive, which enables the team to focus entirely on a task or challenge. Derived from a military concept, Leaders Eat Last fosters an environment where organizational interests are achieved by deeply loyal personnel.
Includes an expanded chapter and appendix on leading millennials., based on Simon Sinek's viral video "Millenials in the workplace" (150+ million views).
The true story of former Navy captain David Marquet. Provides insight into the various areas of organizational leadership and challenges the traditional leader-follower leadership model by advocating the leader at every level model.
Discusses ways to transform the way you think and your decision-making in all areas of life. The author identifies cognitive biases so we can avoid making poor decisions. We can always improve on our decision making processes.
Decision Making Recommended Viewing List
Portrays an example of decision-making qualities needed in command leadership during a discussion between the skipper of U-571 and the executive officer.
Leadership Recommended Viewing List
General Colin Powell speaking on his view of the essence of leadership.
General James Mattis (Ret.) answers questions from Marines in this candid talk on Lessons in Leadership.
Although directly intended for members of the Army, the video provides a great description of leadership principles, attributes, and core competencies that apply to all members of the military.
General Stanley McChrystal discusses how listening and learning, then leading creates the sense of shared purpose among diverse groups. His viewpoint spans his decades of service in the military and his role in leading the diverse members of the US Army.
Simon Sinek suggests in this TED Talk that a great leader is someone that makes their employees feel trusted, safe and secure.
Using Apple, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Wright brothers, Simon Sinek discusses his model for inspirational leadership. It all starts with a golden circle and the question "Why?"
Depicts an example of why, under certain circumstances, the leader needs to convey a sense of confidence by knowing all. Luckily, the Chief of the Boat provides clarity and sound guidance for the executive officer.