Clarity First – Commitment Second

Posted on 21. Jun, 2017 by in Leadership

Fostering commitment within an organization is a major responsibility for all leaders. Without commitment towards a clear vision, there’s simply not enough determination to achieve great things. One subtle “gotcha” is when you think it’s clear what your people should commit to, but it isn’t to them! Commitment builds enthusiasm, but what good is it, […]

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Is Your Organization Underpowered?

Posted on 01. Jun, 2017 by in Leadership

Lesson #20: Leadership Lessons from the Cockpit It was spring break, 1980, one year after I earned my private pilots license. I drove to Ft Lauderdale with three friends from college to have some fun! Shortly after arriving, one friend came up with a great idea: Since I was now officially a private pilot, how […]

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Peel the Onion to Solve Your Issues: 5 Disciplines to Work Through the Biggest Obstacles of Your Business

Posted on 17. May, 2017 by in Leadership

The ability to solve substantive business challenges could be the most important skill your leadership team must master. It can either propel your business forward at light speed or if done poorly, keep you orbiting through chaos and frustration. It’s one of the most difficult skills to master, but when you do, magic happens! I […]

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The Magic and Curse of the Autopilot

Posted on 29. Mar, 2017 by in Leadership

Lesson #19: Leadership Lessons from the Cockpit The autopilot can be an aviator’s BEST friend. It’s precise, alleviates workload, and provides good piece of mind. All positive factors, but if the pilot isn’t careful, it could lead to big trouble! Take the case of Eastern Airline Flight 401 where the crew was preoccupied diagnosing a […]

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5 Reasons to Ditch Your Org Chart

Posted on 15. Mar, 2017 by in Leadership

Most of my clients no longer use the Org Chart, replacing it with the Accountability Chart – a more powerful tool that clearly depicts the structural needs of the organization. At first glance, the Accountability Chart (AC) may look like an Org Chart with a similar hierarchical feel, but that’s where the similarities end. Organization […]

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Visionary or Integrator in the Cockpit? Think “Sully!”

Posted on 02. Mar, 2017 by in Leadership

Lesson #18: Leadership Lessons from the Cockpit There are two primary roles in the cockpit: Captain and First Officer.  The Captain is accountable for the overall safety and success of the flight. The First Officer shares the workload, serves as a trusted advisor and is back up for the Captain.  All great flights begin and […]

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2016 is Gone…Ready to “Reset?”

Posted on 11. Jan, 2017 by in Leadership

It’s only mid-January and yet your New Year’s Resolutions may have already begun to fade. It’s time to get back on track. Don’t get caught up reflecting on 2016 as either a good or bad year because either way, it doesn’t matter! Learn from the past to shape the future What matters is what you […]

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Is Your Vision Shared by All?

Posted on 07. Dec, 2016 by in Leadership

You may have heard the expression: “Vision without execution is hallucination!” Great execution requires everyone to be aligned on where your organization is going and how to get there. The significance of a unified vision is often forgotten or neglected which leads to frustration and misalignment. It starts at the top. What is “vision?” Using […]

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Want More Accountability? Let Go of the Vine!

Posted on 02. Nov, 2016 by in Leadership

Does your organization reek of accountability?  If not, it may be time to look in the mirror.  Absence of accountability begins and ends with you and your leadership team. Is delegation one of your top priorities? There’s a direct correlation between delegating and accountability. If you don’t delegate, you don’t trust and if you don’t […]

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Know When to Take Action and Pull the Chute

Posted on 05. Oct, 2016 by in Leadership

Lesson #17: Leadership Lessons from the Cockpit The Cirrus SR22 is a unique airplane.  It was the first general aviation aircraft to include a parachute…for the plane.  This ingenious technology has saved lives. Regardless of this advanced technology, many pilots have not used it when they could have.  It’s estimated that 125 lives could have […]

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