Pilot Leadership's Colleen Hensley

Pilot Leadership - The Mission Pilot Leadership's Bill Hensley

Applying the principles of flying
supersonic jets to business and life.™


The greater danger for most of us lies in not setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too lo and achieving our mark.
Michaelangelo, Italian Renaissance artist

Vision comes alive when everyone sees where his or her contribution makes a difference.
Ken Blanchard

Practice doesn't make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.
Vincent Thomas "Vince" Lombardi, legendary football coach

We are never more discontented with others than when we are discontented with ourselves.
Henri Frederic Amiel, nineteenth-century Swiss philosopher

Leaders get our in front and stay there by raising the standards by which they judge themselves--and by which they are willing to be judged.
Frederick W. Smith, founder FedEx

No Pressure, no diamonds.
Thomas Carlyle, essayist and historian

A good athlete always mentally replays a competition over and over, even in victory, to see what might be done to improve the performance the next time.
Frank Shorter, Olympic gold medalist in the marathon

What kind of a man would live where there is no daring? I don't believe in taking foolish chances, but nothing can be accomplished without taking any chance at all.
Charles Lindbergh, aviator

He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
Solon, Greet lawmaker, sixth century B.C.

Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.
Zig Ziglar, author and motivational speaker

To lead the people, walk behind them.
Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.
Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth president of the United States

The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clark

What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.
Pericles, ancient Greek general and statesman

Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them. They make the impossible happen.
Dr. Robert Jarvik

The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born---that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that the people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
Warren G. Bennis