WING TIPS

Let Your Copilots Fly

May 10, 2021

A copilot who is under the tutelage of an accomplished captain is learning to make decisions. Making the right decisions increases his judgment capabilities and ultimately contributes to any flight's safe and efficient operation.

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How to Treat Your Flight Crew

May 3, 2021

My daughter recently got recruited away from her old company for a much more attractive opportunity. Pay and benefits were, expectedly, much better, but two other factors were equally important in her decision to leave. She had quickly risen to run the design department, and there was no one in her area of expertise that she could learn from. She wanted to acquire more excellent skills and continue to grow but had topped out in that environment.

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Perspective and Perceptions

April 26, 2021

I was catching up with an old friend recently, and I could tell that he wasn’t as enthusiastic as he usually is. I mentioned that he sounded a bit down in the dumps, and he shrugged it off. I didn’t want to press the issue and be invasive, so I let it go and changed the subject. I thought if he wanted to talk about it, he would, in his own time. Sure enough, he soon began to open up. He had an issue at work with his boss that he needed to resolve, and it weighed on him. As he shared the circumstances, it was clear that it wasn’t a significant issue and could be solved, but it was something that he would rather not have to deal with.

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Excellence in Handling a Mistake

April 19, 2021

Most of us are familiar with these old saying, “Nobody is perfect,” and “We all make mistakes.” The expressions usually go hand in hand and convey that, no matter how hard we try, as humans, we can never get everything right all the time. The question then becomes how you’ll handle the situation when it inevitably arises.

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