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Leadership Starts With a Vision

Leadership Starts With a Vision

Knowing your long and short-term objectives, having a solid focus on where you’re going along with the flight plan to get there is a fundamental to success in any venture. But what about others’ vision of you? As a leader, how do your co-workers employees and customers see you? Will they follow you when times are tough? George Patton once said, “You’re always on parade.” What you say, how you say it, and how others view you really counts when it comes ...

The Character of America

The Character of America

“A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.” John Stuart Mill As I flew over the NYC skyline this weekend as the 10th anniversary ceremonies for 9-11 were taking place, I reflected upon this quote and what it revealed about the character of ...

How to Say Thanks on Memorial Day

How to Say Thanks on Memorial Day

Many people ask me how they can give thanks to those who serve our country. This is particularly true on Memorial Day. After all, it’s impossible to truly appreciate the sacrifices of our country’s soldiers unless you’ve been a soldier yourself. I believe we can honor our soldiers and fallen heroes by living up to the core American values that they fought and died for: integrity, service, courage, hard work, commitment, and respect (to name a few.) Here's the point: ...

How to Deal with Bad Weather on Your Flight Path to Success

How to Deal with Bad Weather on Your Flight Path to Success

For every pilot, weather is always a critical factor in flight. Blue skies and perfect visibility are a rarity. Sooner or later, thunderstorms, lightening and turbulence will appear. When this happens, we don’t turn around and head back to base. If we did, we would never reach our target. When bad weather strikes, pilots: 1. Alter our flight path away from the weather 2. Seek an altitude that has the least amount of turbulence 3. Slow down to minimize the ...

BP Leadership Lesson

BP Leadership Lesson

Has CEO Tony Hayward Been a Wingman to BP? The BP gulf oil spill is one of the greatest environmental disasters our country has ever experienced. Not only will the long term environmental consequences be felt for years to come, but the price tag for cleaning up the spill will be over $20 billion. Finally, BP, a once reputable giant in the oil industry, is dealing with a $100 billion loss in market valuation and its brand and reputation has taken ...

Honoring our Country’s Wingmen on Veterans Day

Honoring our Country’s Wingmen on Veterans Day

As we celebrate this Veterans Day to honor our country’s heroes and pay respect to their service and sacrifice, it’s difficult not to get caught up with the emotions and controversy surrounding the recent massacre at Fort Hood Army base in TX. What happened was indeed a tragedy and the families and loved ones of those killed or injured will have many challenging days ahead. My heartfelt condolences go out to all of them. Although difficult to do, I am ...