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Collateral Duties Defined

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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Leadership Essentials: 5 Proven Ways to Make Tough Calls

By Steve Brechter

Why is it so hard to make tough calls, especially when you know the right thing to do? Here are five proven ways to stop agonizing and start leading.

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Survival Change Management: Create Compelling Urgency

By Jim Lara

Are you ready for significant organizational change? Here’s the first step of effective survival change management that can get everyone focused on what needs to happen.

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Leadership Essentials: What’s Your Personal Brand?

By Steve Brechter

Are you a current or aspiring aviation leader? If so, Steve Brechter shares five ways to create a personal brand that will help you stand out in the crowd.

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Leadership Essentials: How to Gain ‘Followership’ in your Flight Department

By Steve Brechter

What are the qualities of leadership that make your flight department team want to follow you? Here are the 5 keys of “followership.”

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Leadership Essentials: Empowerment

By Steve Brechter

The most impactful leaders are those who “let go.” Here’s how to motivate and encourage your team members to achieve through empowerment.

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How to Run Effective Meetings in Business Aviation

By Steve Brechter

Meeting. We often despise them and consider reasons not to have them, reschedule them, or avoid them entirely. Find out how to run effective meetings.

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5 Ways to Become an Effective Organizational Leader

By Steve Brechter

In bizav leadership, you need to be both a functional leader and an organizational leader. Learn the difference and 5 ways to become the latter.

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Leadership Essentials: Partnering & Teaming

By Steve Brechter

In a recent blog, ,we outlined the six key competencies of leadership that everyone should demonstrate. The point is that everyone—regardless of organizational position or grade band—is a leader. That means everyone in the flight department needs to “show up” like a leader. Especially if the flight department intends to deliver the service levels that

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Aviation Performance Benchmarking: A Key to Success in Bizav

By Steve Brechter

Aviation performance benchmarking is all about defining what it takes to be a top performer. See why it’s one of the 7 essential keys to success in bizav.

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ENGAGE! 6 Proven Ways to Hold Powerful Employee Development Discussions

By Steve Brechter

To keep your top aviation talent from looking elsewhere, here are six proven ways to hold powerful employee development discussions.

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Leadership Essentials: Do I Fit in a Leadership Role?

By Steve Brechter

How do you know if you possess the right “fit” to advance into and succeed in a leadership role? Here are four ways to make the decision.

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5 Reasons Why Business Aviation Customer Service Matters

By Steve Brechter

If you’re in a customer-facing role (aren’t we all?!?), take a look at Kim DiMetro’s five reasons why business aviation customer service plays a vital role.

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Survival Change: Creating and Sustaining Alliances

By Jim Lara

Among the many keys to effective change management, creating and sustaining alliances are critical puzzle pieces. Here’s why and how.

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10 Keys to the Art and Science of Survival Change

By Jim Lara

Do you have cross-functional strife or poor operating results? If you’re ready to address the warning signs, check out these 10 keys for “Survival Change.”

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Wake Up! Don’t Lose Your Part 91 Flight Department

By Jim Lara

Concerned that the leadership of your Part 91 flight department may be moving to an “outside” company? If so, here are some thoughts to consider.

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Negotiation 101: 7 Ways to Get What You Need & Want

By Jim Lara

When stakes are high, you gotta know when to hold ‘em and know when to fold ‘em. Before your next crucial “ask,” try these seven “negotiation 101” tips.

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Service Models: 5 Steps to Serving More than One Master in Business Aviation

By Steve Brechter

In business aviation, you might serve the CEO, the Board, executive travelers, family, and more. Here’s how to define the service model to meet their needs.

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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."