Leaders make everyone around them better…

Every one of us have the ability to lead in some way. It doesn’t matter if you lead a team or you just lead yourself. You have an effect on us, your colleagues, in the way you interact with us and the expectations that you have for us to succeed. You and I – all of us – have the opportunity to do our part – to help our colleagues succeed. That’s what great leaders do. They make everyone around them “better”. In his book “True North”, Bill George said “Authentic leaders not only inspire those around them, they empower them to step up and lead.”

Today, I’d encourage you to look for opportunities to help the rest of us to be better. As you do that, several things will happen: 1) You’ll open up new opportunities for positive communication and building trust, 2) You’ll find yourself seeing new possibilities for your colleagues – and for yourself, and 3) You will be helping your workplace to become an even better place to work.

How will you lead today?

Answering your questions about Aerospace as a career

Wednesday, I was privileged to host a Times of India live chat session on Aerospace Careers. The audience (1856 people attended) posed some great questions that explored not only the Aerospace business but also the impact that global economic and political climates have on the industry. We also discussed how to prepare for an Aerospace career and the positive outlook for careers in Aerospace and Defense in India.
There were some particularly good questions that touched on company culture, talent acquisition, and retention. The transcript of all these great questions is posted on the Times of India site. I hope you’ll enjoy the chat topics, as I did.

– Dave