What a Culture of Excellence Looks Like

December 7, 2020

One of the responsibilities of a leader is to create a culture of excellence in the organization she leads. While the components to create that culture may differ, based on the type of organization and personal leadership style, there are some universal qualities most people would agree,


Who Are Your Wingmen?

December 12, 2020

When I was a young boy, I was free to roam the neighborhood-just like all the other kids on my block. We played together as a group almost every day, and our families knew each other intimately. It was a close-knit community where we went from home to home as if each was our own.


Your Flight Plan For Excellence

December 21, 2020

Have you ever been asked, “Where are you going in your life?” I would guess that most people have not. That question is generally asked by parents, usually a mom, when an adult child seems to be off track. You’ll see it queried on a TV show, or maybe you have a friend who has a wayward kid and shares some information in confidence. It’s a question that shouldn’t just have a negative connotation and one that we all should periodically ask ourselves, either to define a destination or to confirm that we are still on course with a goal previously set.


Flying Through Adversity

December 28, 2020

We were in solid weather over the Sierra Mountains, with my student pilot practicing instrument maneuvers. The cloud cover extended from 500 feet above the ground to well above our operating altitude. Things were uneventful until they weren’t.