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Before Alexa: The Little Jewel Pocket Computer

by Bill Flury If Computers Could Only Talk In the very early 1960s the computers were huge and were perceived to have superhuman powers. The book, Giant Brains and How they Think was very popular. Futurists made wild predictions about…
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Staying on Track: Matching Behaviors to Values

By Vicki Wrona, PMP: It’s human nature for us to focus on what we love. If your main focus is work, or you work long hours to the detriment of your family, that says something about what you love. You choose to focus on that,…
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Avoiding Potholes: Demonstrations

by Bill Flury The Demo No One Could See and Get In February 2008, the director of advertising for the Google-owned video service, YouTube, was unable to play a single one of her videos during her presentation. Her speech began with a…
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Leadership Lessons from the Left Seat: Recovery from Unusual Attitudes

by Frank Burroughs Believe it or not the chapter title is also the title of one of the required elements of the FAA Practical (actual flying) exam. It isn’t about the pilot’s mood rather about the aircraft’s position relative to…
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Avoiding Potholes: Communication

by Bill Flury Cruising Down the Road You weren’t nervous this time. You had worked hard on this presentation. You had great slides and you cruised through your delivery. Now you were ready to handle any question about the details. The…
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Leadership Lessons from the Left Seat: Dealing With Difficulty

by Frank Burroughs Despite the best planning and skill, pilots sometimes find themselves in a difficult situation.  Circumstances that were not planned for may arise.  Conditions that require more skill or capability than pilot…