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Energy Leakage in 2020 – Attitude Determines Altitude

By Christen Killick | Jan 20, 2020 |

January 2020 – the start of a new year, a new chapter, a new decade.  This should be a time when we’re excited, driven and determined to head towards new achievements and the accomplishment of shots tee’d up in 2019.  We’re far enough into January though for most people to have tested out their energy,…

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When Was the Last Time You Checked Your Perspective?

By Christen Killick | Jan 13, 2020 |

On a very base level, our perspective is the way we see the world – figuratively and literally – and it’s something we should be questioning every day, every step of the way.  The problem is that once we get into a comfort zone and we think that things are in a manageable position, we…

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Pre-flighting 2020

By Christen Killick | Jan 6, 2020 |

Happy New Year and welcome to 2020.  A new chapter, a new decade and 365 chances to advance and grow!  Today, I’d like to take a look at the best way to get started… When preparing to undertake a flight, the first thing pilots do is preflight their aircraft.  It doesn’t matter what stage you’re…

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The Moment of Acknowledgement

By Christen Killick | Dec 30, 2019 |

For pilots, there’s a particular moment of acknowledgement during almost every flight.  Sometimes there are several if it’s a really great flight.  This moment normally happens during the cruise stage of flight where everything is calm and going smoothly, and you have nothing more pressing to distract you from that moment.  In that moment, you…

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“Aviate, Navigate, Communicate.”

By Christen Killick | Dec 24, 2019 |

In aviation, “Aviate, Navigate, Communicate” is our absolute go-to baseline rule.  It’s born of the knowledge that if pilots fixate on solving a particular problem in an emergency, they can lose perspective on what’s really important – which is flying the airplane. For that reason, this axiom is hammered into our brains during training so that…

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Debriefing A Year – Conversations & Closure

By Christen Killick | Dec 16, 2019 |

As pilots, every flight undertaken both requires and deserves a “debrief”.  Every flight will have required its prep – gathering and dissemination of information; planning of routes, fuel, contingencies; briefing of crew, weather and air traffic control.  Once it’s been completed, a debrief is the most valuable tool we have to assess the flight for everything…

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The Value of Acknowledging the Year

By Christen Killick | Dec 9, 2019 |

The Value of Acknowledging the Year As the end of the year comes closer, I encounter more and more people who are barely hanging in there.  People who’ve spent themselves and who are grateful for the respite that the end of term, end of board meetings, end of projects and looming company shutdowns will bring.  It…

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Simple Year-End Thoughts

By Christen Killick | Dec 5, 2019 |

I had the privilege this last weekend of hearing Dr Imtiaz Sooliman, Founder of Gift of the Givers, speak at the Speech Day of my son’s school.  At a time of year where energy is flagging, chapters are coming to an end, people are parting ways, and a year that has asked much of us…

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Are You Outwardly or Inwardly Focused?

By Christen Killick | Nov 26, 2019 |

Last week we delved into “Creating Safe Spaces for Difficult Discussions” and the fact that the success of everything we do that involves another person or persons literally comes down to how effectively we communicate, whether we can get our point and needs across, and whether we can field a healthy interaction that acknowledges the needs and…

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Creating Safe Spaces for Difficult Discussions

By Christen Killick | Nov 18, 2019 |

The success of everything we do that involves another person or persons literally comes down to how effectively we communicate, whether we can get our point and needs across, and whether we can field a healthy interaction that acknowledges the needs and differences of another.  This skill is responsible for cohesive growth in any group, be it…

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