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04
DEC
2017

Leadership: Situational Awareness & 2 Things to Avoid.

As a leader leads their team in a changing environment, there are two things a leader must avoid and lead their teams to avoid as well.  It is interesting that as I trained pilots & flight crews, I found these 2 things evident more than one might think and the same is true...
04
DEC
2017

Rising Stars: Awareness, Rising Star, a Piano & the Audience.

Dr. David Jeremiah recently told of an occasion that, while very simple, wonderfully illustrates a Divergent Approach to Rising Stars that would also lead to amazing results.  It also highlights the need to be aware of those Defining Moments in the life of our Rising Stars;...
04
DEC
2017

Faith Based Leadership: Covenant or Contract Mindset in Your Team.

In a recent talk Jimmy Evans expressed a key insight that while he discussed it in the Overcoming Life, it is true of successful leadership in ANY environment, profit or non-profit, and of any organization Large or Small. While I was a young F-4 fighter jock based at the 4th...
23
NOV
2017

Leadership & “The Butterfly Effect”

The “Butterfly Effect”, originally rooted in “Chaos Theory” and named by Edward Lorenz, is also referred to as the “sensitive dependency on initial conditions”.  It has been shown to be real in a number of real world systems and even more evident in the rapidly changing...
22
NOV
2017

Leadership: Beware of the Risks of “Toxic” Leadership

An article published in 2014 in NPR and forwarded through the Institute for Coaching Professional Association (ICPA) pointed out that the US Army was currently looking at what it described as “Toxic Leadership” in its ranks.  The article was written by Daniel Zwerdling.  In...
03
OCT
2017

Leadership: If You Do Not Lead & Model It…..?

This article contains a simple insight but a critical thing for leaders to understand. A few years ago, I was referred to and I was requested to work with a church operations team by the Office Manager.  This particular church was a denomination that when a new priest arrived, it...
03
OCT
2017

Rising Stars: “Where the Magic Happens”.

One of the key things that we need to coach and develop in our Rising Stars is to have courage and make good decisions at a point when their emotions might stand in the way.  Recently, as I co-facilitated a Trojan Talk session at Trinity High School (with a teacher and a fellow...
03
OCT
2017

Faith Based Leadership: Not a Hat You Put On but Who You Are.

Recently, I was in a weekly meeting with Dayspring Institute for Training & Development, an organization for which I am a Certified Life Coach Supervisor developing up and coming coaches and I am also the Chief Financial Officer (CFO).  In this particular meeting I was asked...
03
AUG
2017

Leadership: Seek & Develop Perfection in Team Synergy

Recently, I was working with an European aviation client who was working to gain his Initial Qualification in a Learjet 35.  At one point in the first hour, he stated something one instructor had told him as he said “I know the program’s job is to Get me Through the Qualification...
03
AUG
2017

Faith Based Leadership: Humility in Leadership & Making It Right

The focus of this short reading is fairly simple but is also something that managers often miss.  There are times when the leader must humble themselves to their people and make it right.  Let me offer a couple of examples. When I was assigned to the 335 Tactical Fighter Squadron...