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1 Leadership Perspectives Brig Gen Cathy Chilton Reserve officer, Wife/Spouse, Mother, Volunteer Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, ESC Hanscom AFB, MA 10 March 2010 National Contract Management Association – Boston Chapter 49 th Annual March Workshop

2 The views or opinions expressed during this presentation are mine, and do not necessarily represent the position of the Department of Defense, the US Air Force, Hanscom AFB, or the National Contract Management Association.

3 OVERVIEW WHO IS A LEADER WHAT MAKES A GOOD LEADER RESPONSIBILITIES OF A GOOD LEADER RECOMMENDED READING/MOVIES

4 Who is a Leader? My Hypothesis – Everyone is a Leader – Everyone has potential to be a leader Examples – Are Everywhere – Look/Learn – Movies: Blind Side starring Sandra Bullock – Home Your wife/spouse Your son/daughter – The PTA President – Celebration Committee Chair – Nancy – Soccer Coach – Basketball Coach – MANY MORE

5 What Makes A Good Leader ORG CORE VALUES = YOUR CORE VALUES – Live them 24/7, On and Off Duty Passion = Embrace Vision, Mission, Goals – Continually Stoke The Fire Communicate = Transfer Your Passion = Inspire – THE WHY – Positive – Expose yourself = Be Out There Never Satisfied = “Hot Wash Mentality” = “Get R Done” (Larry the Cable Guy) – Success Driven = Execution Define Success – Communicate as related to THE WHY – Improvement Driven Embrace Change = Rise To The Challenges – Focused on Passion – Positive Fortitude/Courage – Will Not compromise Core Values/Personal Values – Right Path verses Easy Path FOCUS ON TEAMING and YOUR TEAM’s HEALTH – Collectively – Individually – Are there any parasites?

6 Good Leaders Have Responsibilities YOU and Politicians/Pro-Athletes/Military/Police/Government Employees – Held to Higher Standards – Do Not Whine – Live Up to the Higher Standards Treat Everyone, Everything Including Yourself with Respect – Live Your Core Values - DO NOT Compromise Your Core Values – You Do Not Have to Respect Someone to Treat Them with Respect Mentor = Look for Mentoring Moments – Everyday, Everywhere - ANYONE – Extremely Rewarding for YOU Recognize and Reward – Frequency More Important Than Size – Often – Teamwork, Individuals Impressions are Everything – First, Last and Everything in Between Appearance Attitude Fitness – Golden Rule: “If you cannot say anything nice do not say it at all.” People Are Listening Sporting events, dinner parties, picnics Briefings – No Blackberry, No sidebars

7 Books/Movies/Speakers Continually READ/Watch/Listen – – Leadership, History, Biographies, Some of my recent favorites: – Killer Angels by Michael Shaara – No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II by Doris Kearns Goodwin – Good to Great by Jim Collins – Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan – Start with Why by Simon Sinek – Biographies on any of The Founding Fathers, Abigail Adams, Generals, Presidents – Younger Next Year, A Guide to Living Like You’re 50 Until 80 and Beyond by Crowley and Lodge General Lorenz, Commander, AETC – “Lorenz on Leadership” Tommy Lasorda – Former manager of the LA Dodgers Movies: – Old Movies – Mr Smith Goes to Washington, To Kill a Mockingbird, Patton, Bridge Over the River Kwai, – More recent movies – Blind Side, Erin Brockovich, Disney movie

8 Discussion/Questions/My Requests If you see any good movies that have characters that exhibit good leadership or read any good books on leadership or have characters that exhibit good leadership let me know at


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