Leadership and Transition Episode 2

25 min Source: Airman for Life Podcast

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Transitional leadership is contextual and requires you to adapt.

Summary

Part 2/2 of the Airman for Life podcast featuring an interview with USAF General Larry Spencer just before he retired. These podcasts focused on transitional leadership, and when it is required. Military leadership requires a transitional element attributable to organisational culture and processes. With a high turnover of leaders in the military, combined with the general posting cycle, mastering the art of transitional leadership is highly beneficial. In Part 2 of this interview, General Spencer focuses on the importance of learning how to adapt your leadership style by taking into account the context and situation of your new unit. He also talks about his experience in commanding a wing. He provides additional comment on how important mentors are in helping and guiding you through your career.