Leading people is like being a pilot.
The pilot metaphor
The pilot is always responsible for everything that happens on board. It is up to the pilot to ensure that the crew, the aircraft and the cargo arrive safely and efficiently at their destination. Leaders are expected to do the same – Act like a pilot!
The crew member metaphor
A well-established crew is made up of people who make the best possible contribution to the achievement of the objectives in their specialist field. Every move is effective, every communication is easy to understand and all actions are professional.
The aviation metaphor
The world of aviation is a mixture of speed, efficiency, professionalism, adventure and pleasure. Thanks to elaborate systems, proven principles and well-trained procedures, things function at the highest level worldwide.
The airplane is the safest way of travelling in the world. The principles of aviation are very useful and impulzity applies them to leadership.
Ask any pilot how they started flying and you’ll hear a love story. Bringing people forward is an incredibly rewarding job.
Being part of a good performing crew strengthens self-confidence and brings lasting satisfaction and of course success.
Airplanes are the safest in the hangar, but that’s not what they were made for. Success comes from doing. What’s your next mission?