Last week, I spoke about the fact that crisis is an amplifier.  It takes what was already there and makes it louder.  Whatever cracks were there expand.  Whatever fears, hopes, difficulties and determinations exist are brought to the forefront and in essence, made an unavoidable focus.  I’ve had more than one conversation this last week…

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The compass is the original instrument of navigation. Explorers have been using it for centuries to determine their direction, and it was one of the first instruments ever used in flight, long before the more sophisticated instruments in today’s cockpits. It remains the foundational source instrument today. When a compass is placed in an aircraft,…

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What a year 2020 has been so far.  I know we keep saying it, but it continues to prove itself true!  Even as we launched ourselves through January and February, with the news of Corona in the background, we could never have imagined the rollercoaster that awaited us.  My favourite meme at the moment says…

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We live in rapidly changing times – never has that been more apparent than in the last few months and weeks. In a shorter timeframe than ever before, leaders and employees have had to adapt to new ways of doing business, new marketing strategies, new ways of presenting their value. One side effect of this…

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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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Over the past week or two, I’ve had 4 commonly themed conversations with 4 of my clients.  All four are forward thinking, open-minded and growth orientated leaders at the level of CEO or MD.  All 4 have fabulous teams of people in well-established businesses that have been going places.  All 4 are looking to the…

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The world is learning a way of thinking that pilots have been familiar with for many decades.  The gap between our individual thinking, the thinking of business leaders, and the way we do things in aviation is narrowing.  The world over, individuals and business leaders are having to make decisions knowing full well that the…

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I don’t know about you, but my tolerance levels have changed.  My willingness to take in certain things, mainly news and information sources, and my choices about how to process them are changing.  I think there is a certain level or capacity for fear and negativity which, once reached, the human spirit tends to turn…

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One of the first things pilots are taught when they start learning to operate an aircraft is to systematically take in all the information around them.  This starts with the physical approach to the aircraft and the observation of the surrounding environment.  A pre-flight check of the aircraft and her systems tells you how she’s…

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Today is Easter Monday, and Christians the world over are celebrating the resurrection of Christ – a rebirth into a new form, with new parameters and new understandings; the culmination of a walk of incredible hardship and personal journeying that also hugely affected the beliefs of a whole world moving forward.  Whilst I’m not going…

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