The autopilot can be an aviator’s BEST friend. It’s precise, alleviates workload, and provides good peace of mind. All positive factors, but if the pilot isn’t careful, it could lead to big trouble!
Most of my clients no longer use their organizational chart, replacing it with the Accountability Chart™ – a more powerful tool that clearly depicts the structural needs of the organization.
At first glance, the Accountability Chart may look like an org chart with a similar hierarchical feel, but that’s where the similarities end.
You have probably heard the saying: “fly by the seat of your pants.” You can actually fly a plane by “feel,” but not when visual references are gone (i.e., flying through clouds).
Prior to entering the clouds, every pilot is taught to reference their instruments and ignore what’s going on outside the window. Simply put, our body indicators are not capable of providing accurate feedback with the absence of visual references. Trusting your instinct at this point could be deadly.
It’s not often that people cry during our offsite leadership meetings – powerful all-day sessions where we help leadership teams focus on their business. After all, these are business meetings – not therapy sessions. But the flow of tears happens more times than I would have imagined before I started my coaching practice.
But it makes sense. My clients are passionate people who care deeply about their businesses. It’s more than just business – it’s their lives!