What lessons of Trust can we learn from pilots and aerobatic flying teams? How do these “team of teams” communicate, collaborate, and rely on their machines and most importantly, on their fellow pilots in circumstances that involve life and death? How can their lessons be applied in corporate organizations?
December 11, 1953. It was around 11.30 a.m. My father and his colleagues were on a lunch break in the Butler Hangar, which doubled up as office space and hangar for the B-24 Liberator! It must’ve been a beautiful, winter’s day in Bangalore.
Leaders can let you fail and yet not let you be a failure.
It was almost as if the universe had conspired in my favor and assuaged my fear of not speaking German by saying: “It’s okay, sweetheart. Here, have some music, instead. It will warm the cockles of your soul.”