Leadership Library: January 2024
Published 22 Jan
we move into 2024 and beyond, it is an opportunity to start anew and find ways
to better ourselves. As a learning leader, I have always valued different
perspectives to broaden my knowledge. In this first iteration of the Chairman’s
Leadership Library, I have chosen a few titles that I hope will expand our
outlook. Every quarter, I will offer books, podcasts, articles, and
documentaries designed to challenge our thinking, enhance our perspective, and
make us a stronger Joint Force.
U.S. Air Force
of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
is a synopsis of this quarter’s Leadership Library additions:
key skill that can always be improved upon is our ability to communicate
concisely. In Brief: Make a Bigger Impact by Saying Less, we can learn to better communicate in today’s
professional environment where there are increasing demands for our time and
our understanding of world leaders and their path to leadership is a
prerequisite to deterrence. The Economists’ The Prince: Searching for Xi Jinping podcast is a perceptive and compelling eight-episode narrative that lifts
the veil behind the PRC leader’s early life and rise to power. By scanning
one’s past for indications and trends, we increase our knowledge and ability to
identify opportunities to gain competitive advantages in a dynamic strategic
we respond to difficult challenges and failure determines how we progress.
In the article Strategies for Learning from Failure, a culture to admit failure is encouraged as a
pathway towards learning and enlightenment. Every failure is an opportunity to
learn and to push the envelope of what is possible.
in The Grand Strategy that Won the Cold War, a case study is offered of what steps the US government took that integrated the
diplomatic, informational, military, and economic instruments of national power
to overcome the national security issues presented by the Soviet Union. What we
learned during the Cold War has applicability now and into the future.
The appearance of material on this list in
no way implies official endorsement or support for any particular author or
speaker or for their views. This list is intended to be a sampling of
ideas and viewpoints for professional development and to stimulate thought and