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Nov
11
2019
CIA Tactics That Help You Connect Effectively with People


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Nov
1
2019
Thank You For the Shoes

My first job after the Navy was given to me because a billionaire invested into nearly bankrupt Gulfstream Aircraft. I’m…



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Oct
31
2019
High Performers and Extreme Ownership

High Performers take 100% responsibility over that which is theirs



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Oct
29
2019
Culture Will Make Or Break Your Company

It’s vital we start thinking about the company culture – NEVER underestimate its importance. In this 15 minute episode we…



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Oct
8
2019
China, Engineers and Innovation! Oh, My!

One of the most captivating interviews I’ve ever done!  Tyler Rogoway, Editor for “The War Zone” (www.thewarzone.com) is THE expert…



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Oct
7
2019
I’m Not Bullish (Yet) on Urban Air Vehicles

I love the concept of Urban Mobility.  For aerospace and aviation, I think the Urban Air Vehicle (UAA) is the…



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Sep
26
2019
Values, Culture and Teamwork! Building a Great Business

He’s much more than just the “Black Hawk Down Guy”… Mike Durant is also an accomplished entrepreneur, CEO, and business…



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Sep
19
2019
EQ is Smarter than IQ

Most organizations screen leaders based on their Brainiac intelligence (IQ). What they ignore is the emotional ability to connect, the…



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Sep
16
2019
Falling Up

Six weeks ago Kliff Kingsbury was unceremoniously fired as Texas Tech’s football coach. Last night he was hired by the…



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Sep
13
2019
A Different Kind of Leadership

Matt Johnson and I chat about the new type of leaders that will grow industry and the style that works…



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Sep
11
2019
10 Battlefield Rules for Business Executives

A good friend just left the company he had been with for many years. His previous employer has good products…



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Sep
9
2019
A Tale of Two P&L’s

My 14-year-old daughter and I were overlooking the river in Savannah, Georgia watching a massive 1,000 foot long, 85,000 ton…



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Sep
7
2019
Leader vs. Manager in a 2 Minute Read

I think my brother is a great leader. Much better than me… For years his career was focused on leading newsrooms…



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Sep
4
2019
Thank You, I LOVE …PLEASE Keep Doing It

Thank You, I LOVE YOU…  PLEASE Keep Doing IT I just got off the phone with a lifelong friend who…



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Sep
4
2019
Becoming Indispensable

It was great speaking with Steve Gordon, Founder of the Unstoppable CEO hashtag#unstoppableceo! A few points he highlights to take…



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Aug
20
2019
Tornado Bosses and the Dangers of Disruptive Leadership

If you think you’re a maverick leader it’s probably time to put on the brakes … your shelf-life may be…



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Aug
12
2019
Securing the Future of Aviation Maintenance – AAR CEO, John Holmes


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Aug
1
2019
Here Is What Matters

I watched 15 minutes of the Democratic debates last night.  I laughed. Ten people on stage beating the snot out…



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Jul
31
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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Jul
30
2019
The Electronic Sucker

Yep! You’re being tracked, and you’ve known it for years. Somewhere, somehow, someone is watching every time you use your: Mobile phone…



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Jul
26
2019
Appreciate Yourself

Seven or eight years ago Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield, despite being a superstar, lost his position as Texas Tech’s…



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Jul
25
2019
Tornado Boss

There was a recent WSJ article titled “How to Handle the Chaos of a ‘Tornado Boss’,” – He who thinks…



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Jul
19
2019
It Doesn’t Get Better with Age!

Twenty years ago, I was having cocktails with a well known Wall St. exec who was also a Heisman Trophy…



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Jul
9
2019
The Need For an Activist

Yesterday the Navy’s nominee for Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Bill Moran, “decided” to retire. He did not want to…



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Jun
27
2019
Driving Industry Growth – Sam Mehta


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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 spoke with recently lost his job. As part of the exit process he was given a good-bye…



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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 lot of noise about the future of education and what it will take for the next…



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