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 4 Easy Steps to Writing Effective Value Statements

By Jim Lara

When created and implemented in the right way, your value statements will take on strong meaning and serve as your agreed-upon standards for evaluating the actions and behaviors of the team. Think of your value statements as guiding principles for how you’ll accomplish what you need to get done.

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Is Your Flight Department Stuck? Create an Operating Plan in 12 Steps

By Steve Brechter

Discover why you cannot overestimate the value of a flight department Operating Plan, and then learn how to build an effective one.

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Business Aviation Performance Metrics: Building a Business Case

By Jim Lara

Business aviation performance metrics reporting is essential. Gray Stone Advisors helps you build a business case for business aviation performance metrics.

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5 Compelling Reasons You Need a Business Aircraft Use Policy

By Steve Brechter

Many companies don’t have a Business Aircraft Use Policy, leaving them vulnerable to regulatory violations and low usage. Here’s why you need one.

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Success Engineering: How to Design your Career & Legacy

By Jim Lara

If you really want to design a successful, lifelong career, Jim Lara offers these “Success Engineering” tips to get you from start to finish.

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5 Ways to Eradicate Fear in Your Flight Department

By Steve Brechter

Fear in the workplace is rarely visible. Yet its effects are insidious. Steve Brechter shares 5 ways to eradicate fear in your flight department.

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Are You Ready to Be a Mentor? 6 Steps to Get You Started

By Jim Lara

Have you achieved personal or professional success as a result of working with a talented mentor? Has someone helped you get to where you are today by showing you ‘the ropes’? If so, perhaps you’re ready to pay it forward and become an advisor to someone who wants to elevate their career or personal pursuits to a much higher level. Becoming an effective mentor takes a lot of time and energy—and there are do’s and don’ts so take heed (and read on).

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Hire Right! Competency-Based Recruiting in Business Aviation

By Steve Brechter

For all the great things we do in business aviation, taking the time to define the success criteria for a key position — and then hiring against those needs — is often not one of them. So here’s why it’s vitally important to use competency-based recruiting techniques to fill every position within your flight department.

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Building a Powerhouse Business Aviation Leadership Team

By Steve Brechter

Want to integrate your corporate aviation staff into the overall operation of your company? Build a strong and vital business aviation leadership team.

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Goal Setting: Unleashing the Power of Passion

By Steve Brechter

When your flight department is goal setting for the coming year, take full advantage of the power of passion. Then align those goals with the passions and interests of your people.

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Goal Setting – Why Bother?

By Jim Lara

Another New Year has dawned. And for many of you, that means it’s time for Human Resources to prod your business aviation staff to start some goal setting and career planning. So, tell me: what’s on your personal and professional horizons? What are your aspirations? And how will you arrive at your desired destination? Why

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Aviation Organizational Transformation Keys 5-7

By Jim Lara

When aviation organizational transformation is on the docket for your business aviation facility, empowerment, inclusion and consistency are three essential keys to your success.

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Your Vision, Mission & Values: Touchstones for Change

By Jim Lara

Among the 10 keys to creating transformational change is Key No. 3 … defining your vision, mission and values touchstones.

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Leadership Essentials: Creating Relevance

By Steve Brechter

Creating relevance within your flight department has a learning curve. Following are five important tips to help you make a positive impact “at the table.”

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Transformational Change: How to Create a Winning BizAv Organization

By Jim Lara

Transformational change is a truly multi-faceted topic. In this fourth blog in the series, we focus on how to create a “winning” bizav organization.

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Leadership Essentials: How to Gain Commitment

By Steve Brechter

Business aviation leaders often need to gain commitment for key decisions. But how do you get a flight department team to follow?

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Business Aviation Leadership Development–Are You Committed?

By Jim Lara

When it comes to business aviation leadership development, empower your people and develop the capability of “getting things done through others.”

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Leadership Essentials: Trustworthy Communication

By Steve Brechter

One of the hallmarks of leadership is the ability to motivate others to achieve the organization’s goals and objectives. It starts with trustworthy communication.

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Praise for our Articles and e-Newsletter, The Advisor

Doug Schwartz Manager, Global Aviation Services, ConocoPhillips

"The Advisor newsletters have been great. They always contain useful and thought provoking material, are short easy reads and well constructed. I get about 200 emails a day and delete many without reading them. I always read these. Good work."

Joe Loccisano (formerly Director of Maintenance, CSC Transport)

"Your aviation maintenance metrics article is spot on. We tend to focus on getting the job done, focusing on speed and quality. You have taught us that the measurement and documentation of the accomplishments are VERY important downtown [at corporate]. They (executives) need to be shown the value we provide in terms they can understand. It truly is the only way for them to justify our existence and appreciate the service we provide. Your entire site should be required reading for all flight departments in my opinion."