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Tips for Hiring Great People

Written by Randy Taussig on September 10, 2018

You probably work hard to attract great employees to your company. You want the best! But what does the “best” really mean?

Of course, we all want great people, but the reality is that the definition of “great” is different for every organization, including yours!

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A Culture of Ownership Starts with Clear Accountability

Written by Randy Taussig on June 11, 2018

The overall safety record in commercial aviation remains strong, despite occasional high-profile incidents. In fact, the chances of fatality in an aviation accident are 1 in 9,821, while in an automobile they're 1 in 114! There is a simple formula for the high success rate in aviation: great processes plus solid training/certification plus an obsession with clear responsibilities.

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Are You Ready for Your "Missed Approach"?

Written by Randy Taussig on January 18, 2018


Landings can be one of the most challenging parts of flight. This is especially true when the weather gets bad, i.e., low clouds, reduced visibility, rain, thunderstorms, snow or turbulence.

The missed approach is a standard procedure used when a landing cannot safely be made. When this happens, the same steps are performed in sequence, every time: apply full power, climb to a specific altitude, navigate to a designated “fix” and then enter a holding pattern before initiating “Plan B.”

When things go wrong during this critical phase of flight, it’s reassuring to know there is a procedure in place to make sure the flight ends safely. In other words, there is a plan for the unplanned.

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Clarify First, Then Commit

Written by Randy Taussig on August 24, 2017

Fostering commitment within an organization is a major responsibility for all leaders. Without commitment to a clear vision, there’s simply not enough determination to achieve great things.

One subtle “gotcha” is when you think the vision your people should commit to is clear, but it isn’t clear to them! Commitment builds enthusiasm, but what good is that commitment, if it's not clearly focused towards a common goal?

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5 Tips to Beat Your Biggest Business Obstacles

Written by Randy Taussig on June 8, 2017

The ability to solve substantive business challenges could be the most important skill your leadership team must master. It can either propel your business forward at light speed or, if done poorly, keep you orbiting through chaos and frustration.

Beating business obstacles is one of the most difficult skills to master, but when you do, magic happens!

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