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Jun
10
2019
What Business Can Learn from Fighter Pilots – Paco Chierici


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Jun
7
2019
THEY REALLY DON’T MATTER

A friend was bitching to me the other day.  “THEY put me in a box…   THEY kinda screwed me over…”...

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Jun
5
2019
Move Forward or Die…

The favorite saying of Bed Bath and Beyond leadership… ”We’re not in a rush to make mistakes.” Back in the...

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Jun
4
2019
Best Practices in Selling to the Government – Mark Amtower


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May
14
2019
Where Did They Come From?

Are you looking over your shoulder? Maybe you should be. Tiger Woods and Texas Tech basketball are recent proof that the...

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Nov
14
2018
The Future of Business Aviation w/Scott Ashton

The future of business aviation is changing as companies recognize the benefits of using corporate shuttles and private jets. What...

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Nov
5
2018
Don’t Change the Players, Change the Behaviors w/David Marquet

David Marquet show how Intent Based leadership turns compliant followers into engaged leaders— fueling performance and driving results. Leadership isn’t...

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Nov
4
2018
JSSI’s Neil Book is Running an Innovative Technology Company that Benefits Aircraft Operators

The OEM and third-party maintenance worlds are incredibly competitive. How can a company provide value that cuts through the competition?...

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Oct
18
2018
How Data Sharing Will Dramatically Change the Aviation Industry w/Eldon Thomas

The aviation industry is ripe for excess and unnecessary spending. How has this affected the balance of power? How will...

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Oct
18
2018
Leadership, Attracting Experts, and High Employee Engagement w/Krister Ungerboeck

Good leaders teach others how to become leaders themselves. As we grow our team, why is it important to stop...

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Oct
14
2018
The Severance Agreement

An executive I know was just laid-off. As part of the process he was given a good-bye kiss in the...

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Oct
5
2018
Can Older Jets Threaten BizAv?

In the late 1990’s / early 2000’s Northwest Airlines created an entire strategy based on old, heavily used, pre-owned jets...

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Oct
1
2018
Don’t Judge A Company by Its Size

I was in the gym again this morning with headphones turned up. Black Keys, Royal Blood, White Stripes and Twenty-One Pilots all on the...

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Sep
25
2018
Why Tech Won’Takt e ALL Our Jobs – The Economics

I’ve been reading a lot of pundit posts about how technology will someday take all our jobs. I think they’re...

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Aug
8
2018
Pack Your Trash, and GO!

Over the weekend Oklahoma beat Oklahoma State and the talk for NCAA football fans is who Oklahoma will play in...

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Jun
15
2018
I Met a Leader Last Weekend

What does a business leader look like?  It looks like Scott. Last week I went to a peer conference, with...

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Jun
5
2018
An Open Letter to the Younger Crowd

Dear Mr. & Ms. Millenial: You came and you went, after just a few short months.  You left because you...

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May
26
2018
Fearing Failure Does Not Lead to Success

I had to take one of those funky personality tests recently.  One of the traits it highlighted about me is...

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May
22
2018
The Path to Success? – EARN IT!

I’m a fitness junkie and my work-out starts promptly at 7AM Monday thru Friday.  One day last week I was...

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Apr
11
2018
How to Stay on Top of the Aerospace Industry as a Sales Executive w/Brant Dahlfors

There is no end to what you can learn about the airplanes you sell, the sales processes, and how to...

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Apr
9
2018
Newspaper or Sales Commission … the Dilemma

A few years ago I was VP of Sales for a premier and exclusive resort community development in West Virginia. ...

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Apr
4
2018
The Democratization of Business Aviation w/Alasdair Whyte

With the growth of global business, airlines are struggling to keep up with the demand of travelers. What does this...

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Apr
3
2018
How Jeff Barger Used Leadership Essentials to Turn Around a Business & Get Union Buy-In

A winning company is rooted in strong culture and good leadership. When this is lacking, what are the questions you...

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Apr
3
2018
How Aerospace Executives Succeed at the Highest Levels w/Bill Koch, Certified Executive Coach & Chairman of Hawthorne Aviation

What does it take to be an executive at the highest level? Should you focus on developing your strengths to...

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Apr
3
2018
Introducing the Aerospace Executive Podcast

The Aerospace Executive Podcast features in-depth conversations with executives, leaders, influencers and journalists in this dynamic, high-stakes industry. Hosted by...

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Apr
2
2018
Master the Basics First

There has been a tremendous amount of noise in the media lately about the future of education and what it...

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