It’s not always smooth sailing when it comes to flying a commercial plane. Even before take-off, many things are happening at once to make sure the flight gets from point A to point B. Pilots have to adapt quickly to respond to different scenarios whenever they happen. Good leadership isn’t about your position or how snappy your uniform looks. It’s professionalism, maturity, and experience.
In this episode, we talk to Octavian Pantiș and Captain Emil Dobrovolschi, authors of Dark Cockpit: How to Communicate, Lead, and Be in Control at All Times Like an Airline Captain. They share with us the ins and outs of what it takes to be a pilot and how good leadership can steer the entire crew and flight. They also share with us what we can learn from pilots when it comes to responding to crises and being professional at all times.
Listen to the episode if you want to find out how piloting teaches good leadership, and can improve the way you lead your business.
[02:11] Getting to Know Octavian and Emil
[05:25] Romania in a Post-Pandemic World
[07:41] Emil’s Journey to Becoming a Pilot
[12:28] The Airline Industry
[16:43] Outsider’s Perspective in the Pilot’s Leadership
[18:42] “Maturity means you understand what’s going on, and you make the best (out of it). You don’t haste into decisions.” - Click Here To Tweet This
[25:00] Professionalism as a Pilot
[18:54] “Superior pilots will use their superior experience to prevent a situation where they have to use their superior skills.”- Click Here To Tweet This
[30:34] How Octavian and Emil Met and Wrote a Book
[22:49] “I’m happy to encourage all the listeners, if they’re flying in a plane, they should know that the pilots are qualified to fly the plane. They have the maturity and they have responsibility. They’re not kids. They might seem young, but they’re not kids.”- Click Here To Tweet This
[38:00] The Meaning of Dark Cockpit
[33:52] “(Captains) don’t make a decision, they build a decision. They take into account what’s going on here. And they’re not pushed by some tasks that they have to do. Their co-pilot is trained to do the fire extinguishing.”- Click Here To Tweet This
[42:21] Being in Control Vs. Not in Control
[43:28] “Control what you can. It’s the attitude. It’s the spirit of preparedness.”- Click Here To Tweet This
[48:28] Stewardship Mindset
[52:48] Reader’s Takeaways from Dark Cockpit
[57:01] Seek, Go, and Create with Octavian and Emil
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