Seven Pillars for Building Tomorrow's Air Force Leaders

Cothrel, Timothy
September 2004
Reporter;Sep2004, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p30
The article discusses the seven principles for building Air Force leaders. The ultimate function of any leader is not to attract more followers, but rather to create more leaders. Leadership is action, not position. Progress is more than mere activity it is activity with direction. For many Air Force leaders, the goal may be performing the mission better or faster or cheaper or with higher morale. Manipulating behavior is not necessarily leadership. Discipline is an essential element of leadership. Everyone can exercise leadership simply by taking responsibility for the welfare of other people, making decisions and taking actions that contribute to their progress, or passing on knowledge to them.


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