Disclaimer: This won’t be my typical post as such, because it’s hard, if not impossible to write anything “typical” with authenticity right now.  It will, I hope, come back round to end with the things I believe most passionately about in my core – communication, connection, growth, truth and team. The world has become an…

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The crew of an aircraft are drawn together not only by training, but by a common value system.  Whether they are flight crew or cabin crew, new to the group or well established, are still working their way up or have 30,000 flying hours – there is a common thread that binds them.  There will…

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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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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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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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Last week, we started talking about the fact that, for the first time in history, we have 5 generations in the workplace.  Each generation has come through a different life experience and therefore views life, work, decision making, ethics, you name it, with a slightly different perspective.  To a degree, we can generalise about the…

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We’ve come to the 5th Leadership Challenge in our 6 part series – the challenge of Guiding Change.  According to William A. Gentry, Regina H. Eckert, Sarah A. Stawiski, and Sophia Zhao’s whitepaper on the subject, guiding change is described as managing, mobilizing, understanding, and leading change.  It includes knowing how to mitigate consequences, overcome…

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We’ve examined the 6 Core Human Needs that drive us all over the past few weeks and worked our way through each one of them.  These needs are universal and meeting them governs all our decisions and behaviours – sometimes not so positively.  What makes us all unique is how we weight or prioritise these…

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If you’ve read any number of my previous articles, you’ll know that I’m convinced that Perspective, Awareness and Clarity are the keys to successful communication (and therefore business and relationships).  The power of perspective cannot be underestimated and I hope to add to yours today.  I also write much about the fact that our individual…

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When it comes to leading a team, it can be hard to figure out what to prioritise.  The bottom line tells us we should prioritise processes, profits, the facts and deadlines of any given situation.  After all, these are the tangibles that drive us on a daily basis, that we measure our success in business…

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