Can the average citizen hop into a fighter jet and fly up into the sky, reaching astronomical speeds that put rates of 6-7 g-force on their body? No, of course not. It takes a level of mastery to be a fighter pilot that not many people achieve. Dr. Henry Cloud joins U.S. Air Force Major Roe at Randolph Airport base, a top pilot training facility, to get inside the mind of an elite pilot, and improve his own skills in the sky.
What does it mean to improve? Improvement spans the gap from “here” to “there”, or, ground to sky. So, it’s important to “mind the gap,” or, the distance between the two points.
To approach the gap correctly, a good leader will use an Open System Methodology. In this episode, learn exactly what an open system methodology is and how to utilize it’s two most important components:
Without these ingredients, you are operating in a closed system methodology, which will eventually fall to pieces.
So, how do we make improvements happen? We support our team. If we look at neuroscience, we see that when we feel supported and positive, the feel-good chemicals dopamine and serotonin are released in our brains. Look at the concrete things you do to support your team, how can you improve?
Pilots are able to continually improve their skills because of the immediate feedback and correction they receive from their instrument panel. Is there a way you can use feedback from your team to correct your course and keep everyone on the path to mastery?
When you know where you are headed and you incorporate the right energy and intelligence, the sky’s the limit on how much you and your team can improve.
Sample Curriculum Tasks:
When you know where you are headed and you incorporate the right energy and intelligence, the sky’s the limit on how much you and your team can improve.Enroll Now