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Who You Show Up As Matters

By Christen Killick | Feb 18, 2020 |

We’re on a bit of a roll regards creating a space where our team can feel safe to fully contribute and where we can create an atmosphere of trust and consequent speed of operation.  In the past two weeks, we’ve discussed our ability to Speak Up & Speak In, as well as Honesty, Respect, Integrity…

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Honesty, Respect, Integrity & Trust

By Christen Killick | Feb 13, 2020 |

We’ve spoken lately about a few things that affect our ability to show up as an effective team member.  Last week, we asked you to Speak Up & Speak In – to think about expanding  your big picture view, be more aware of the things around us that affect our team and our outcomes, and…

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Speak Up & Speak In

By Christen Killick | Feb 3, 2020 |

Being a fully effective team member requires that we find ways to contribute our whole selves to the betterment of our team.  Not just our qualifications, but our life experience, our strengths and our viewpoints.  That each of us is different means that each of us brings variety and diversity to a team that would…

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Perspective and Processes

By Christen Killick | Jan 27, 2020 |

Last week, we covered the vital role our ability to retain our energy this year and not let it leak will play in our overall success.  As 2020 gets rolling and we remember everything that’s on our plate and all we want to achieve this year, gathering the correct energy, guarding it with a voracity…

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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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