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Leadership Lessons from the Left Seat:
Plan, Then Adapt

by Frank Burroughs A flight instructor once told me that “Flying is nothing more than a series of mistakes and corrections”. The sentiment is true, but no one really plans to make mistakes. A better but less snappy version of the saying…
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Leadership Lessons from the Left Seat

by Frank Burroughs Learning to fly a fixed-wing aircraft involves a certain amount (some may say a lot) of technical understanding of subjects like physics, meteorology, regulations, and even aviation jargon. In that sense it is like most…
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The Mentor’s Mood

by Burl W. Randolph Jr. Sometimes we can all be a little moody, unless you are mentoring. Being moody can mean being temperamental – morose, sullen, or irritable, etc. When you are mentoring however, such a luxury does not occur. Mentoring…
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Problem Solving: How to Wrestle with a Pig, and Win!

by Burl W. Randolph Jr. I am often asked “Burl, why would you wrestle with a pig? All you get is dirty and the pig enjoys it”. George Bernard Shaw. My answer is always the same: How do you think I made Colonel? Wrestling with a…
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Project Management on the Road:
Best Laid Plans

by Kerry Quinn “The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” -Robert Burns It has been a year since taking off on a journey to Explore – Serve – Share with people in the adventures of life (read our launch article here). The…
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White Paper: Planning by Checklist

by Bill Flury Several people told me I had to meet and talk with Paul. Paul is an exceptional project manager in a government contractor organization. In the past eight years he has successfully run more than 80 projects, all of which have…