Category: Communication

Candor, it’s your duty to speak up

An agile, dynamic high-trust team requires much more than honesty. It requires candor. Candor is the willingness to speak the truth as you understand it without prompting. At the Navy Fighter Weapons School (aka “Topgun”) and the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron (aka “Blue Angels”), everyone knows it is their responsibility, their duty to speak up

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Lubricant of the High-Trust engine: Communication

The fifth question asked when judging someone’s trustworthiness is “Do I understand you?” It’s difficult to trust someone who you don’t understand. In flying in general, and Naval Aviation in particular, a lot of effort is dedicated to effective communication. Misunderstandings can be deadly if a pilot misunderstands what altitude she is assigned, a tower

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