Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Aging Gracefully at 100 Years

Our true strength lies within people under the name Lockheed Martin
by Bruce E.

In March of 2011, I published a book "I Want My Country Back." Its message was influenced by trusted relationships at Lockheed Martin (27 years with RCA, GE, Martin Marietta and Lockheed Martin). I’ve learned through mentors from “the Greatest Generation” how to turn challenge into opportunity and leverage the wealth.

Our heritage affords us vast bounty tangibly noticed throughout the world. More importantly, we witness the intangible wealth generated from our service – honor and empathy for humankind.

Reflecting on my tenure with Lockheed Martin, I see who we are through the character and content of colleagues and customers. We cultivate and impart talent fostering our communities, country and world at large.

Knowing where we’ve come from, valuing our growth and envisioning our future gives us the keys to unlock the next century. The consciousness of Glenn L. Martin and Allan and Malcolm Loughead portrayed casting their ideas into the world in 1912 is manifest in today’s Lockheed Martin and continues to catalyze who we’ll be tomorrow.

It’s extraordinary that we can celebrate 100 years of prosperity, aging so gracefully. Such marvel originates from understanding an entity isn’t merely an organization; but an organism comprised of people who steward and foster its growth. Yes, we lead by providing technological advancement and service to the world, but our true strength lies within people who share a higher vision under the name Lockheed Martin.
Here’s to the next 100 years; may we keep on pioneering the way by serving to better the world we’ve been gifted!