Senior Leader Perspective Video Series

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  CSAF Gen David Goldfein & CMSAF Kaleth Wright

"Trust & Character"
  "Our Air Force core values don’t just apply to the battlefield, they apply to our everyday lives. The effect of behaviors that target our sisters-and-brothers-in-arms whether personally, professionally, physically, mentally or emotionally is catastrophic, and breaks down the fabric of who we are as Airmen." 
  Dr Jeff Smith on Character & Leadership 
  Dr Jeff Smith, Executive Director, Profession of Arms Center of Excellence opens the 2016 National Character & Leadership Symposium at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

 Colin Powell on Leadership
   Former Secretary of State and Joint Chief of Staff Colin Powell discussed the absolute most critical element a leader must have in order to lead effectively.

   Our Core Values


How can we do a better job of developing professional Airmen?  Those that understand that they are part of something bigger than themselves - the Profession of Arms - who are people of character and live by our Core Values?  We all need to contemplate our values, discuss, them and adhere to them.    


   Leaders Enforce Standards and the UCMJ 
  When people don’t adhere to standards, they willfully non-comply, tragic things can happen. Where do you draw the line?


   Leaders Support the Chain of Command
  Be polite but don’t be shy about sharing your concerns or inputs but when you get the vector salute smartly and execute. Airmen seeing this is very profound and powerful; this is the strength of who we are.



  Leaders Need to Listen Better 
  Listening is important. Most of us could work on being better listeners. Consider getting a small group together, ask what is on their mind, and gain some powerful insights.


  Leaders Learn and Tell our Airmen's Stories 
  Airmen have great stories to tell; take time to tell those stories to other people. General Rand shares the stories of three Airmen that he has met on his travels.


  Leaders Set Priorities 
  All commanders must make sure they concentrate of five priorities: Mission, Airmen, Families, Heritage, and Values. If everything is a priority then nothing is a priority because you spread yourself too thin.



  Being Your Best During Tough Times 
  Are you prepared for the early morning phone call that an Airman won’t be at work Monday or ever again? The command team needs to be at their best because everyone is watching. The only way to be at your best is to be prepared. 


   What it Means to be a Wingman
  The Air Force wants to cultivate and instill this same culture of commitment between all Airmen. Airmen aall levels have a role as Wingmen and are encouraged to lead by example – to be good Wingmen, by taking care of themselves and those around them – and taking action when signs of stress are observed.