CMSAF Leadership Library: May 2023

  • Published
  • Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs


These past few years have seen major changes throughout our Air Force - with more on the way. As we continue to adapt, innovate and re-design our service, we must also continue to deliberately develop and challenged ourselves and each other. We must continue to grow and refine the skills that will allow us to shape our Air Force into what our nation needs. 

I'm excited to share four new books, and two podcasts that will help develop the Airmen of today into the leaders of tomorrow.

Our Airmen remain the greatest competitive advantage we have over any adversary or pacing challenge. I'm honored to serve alongside you.

Aim High -

Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force



CMSAF Leadership Library Books


 Dare to Lead

Dare to Lead by Brené Brown is a book about the power of vulnerability and courage in leadership. Brown argues that the best leaders are those who are willing to be vulnerable and take risks. She provides a framework for leaders to build courage and resilience, and to create cultures of trust and belonging.





The Age of the Unthinkable

In The Age of the Unthinkable, Joshua Cooper Ramo puts forth a revelatory new model for understanding our dangerously unpredictable world. Drawing upon history, economics, complexity theory, psychology, immunology, and the science of networks, he describes a new landscape of inherent unpredictability — and remarkable, wonderful possibility.





The Transformation Myth

Phillips, and Jonathan R. Copulsky argues that the traditional view of transformation as a one-time event is no longer viable in today's rapidly changing business environment. Instead, organizations must adopt a continuous transformation mindset, in which they are constantly adapting to new technologies, customer demands, and market conditions. The book provides a framework for organizations to develop this mindset and outlines a number of specific steps that can be taken to improve their ability to adapt and thrive in a disruptive environment.



Generation Z Unfiltered: Facing Nine Hidden Challenges of the Most Anxious Population

Generation Z Unfiltered:Facing Nine Hidden Challenges of the Most Anxious Population by Tim Elmore and Andrew McPeak is a book about the generation of young people who were born between 1997 and 2012. The authors argue that Generation Z is the most socially conscious, technologically savvy, and entrepreneurial generation in history. They also argue that Generation Z is facing a number of challenges, including anxiety, depression, and social isolation. The book provides insights and advice for parents, educators, and employers on how to best connect with and support Generation Z.



CMSAF Leadership Library Podcasts


Your Undivided Attention

Your Undivided Attention is a podcast from the Center for Humane Technology that explores the incredible power that technology has over our lives — and how we can use it to catalyze a humane future. Hosted by Tristan Harris and Aza Raskin, the show features conversations with thought leaders and change-makers about the ways in which technology is designed to exploit our attention and manipulate our behavior.





Leading the Next Generation with Tim Elmore

Leading the Next Generation with Tim Elmore Dr. Tim Elmore shares practical advice on leading the next generation. With special guests such as John C. Maxwell, Dan Pink and Carol Dweck, listeners will get a fresh perspective and tips on how to best connect with today’s young adults


CMSAF Leadership Library