Excerpts from the Book Old School is Good School


During his nearly 30 years in the U.S. Air Force, Chief Master Sergeant Kevin Slater wrote up numerous leadership lessons and anecdotes and circulated them to his peers and subordinates. Old School is Good School: 'Back to Basics' Leadership Lessons organizes his anecdotes around the Air Force's core values: Integrity First, Service-Before-Self, and Excellence In All We Do. Some of the best parts include his passionate description of effective followership, and a story about the importance of high standards ("Remedial Training"). The stories are pithy, memorable and often inspiring.


Chief Master Sergeant Slater has kindly agreed to allow GovLeaders.org publish a few excerpts from his book:





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