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How to Fly High in Turbulent Times with Fighter Pilot Brandon Williams
Gayle Lantz - Leadership Expert Gayle Lantz - Leadership Expert
For Immediate Release:
Dateline: Birmingham, AL
Thursday, April 4, 2024


Change, uncertainty, and complexity are constants in today’s business world. Leaders often find themselves navigating turbulent conditions, much like fighter pilots maneuvering through challenging airspace. Developing the right mindset and skills to lead effectively during these times is crucial for success.

Gayle Lantz speaks with Brandon Williams, a former US Air Force F-15E fighter pilot, leadership speaker, and coach. Brandon draws from his decades of experience navigating complex situations to share insights on how leaders can harness the same tools used by fighter pilots to build high-performing, high-reliability teams.

This episode covers:

  • The importance of accountability and how it fosters trust within teams
  • Strategies for repairing trust when it’s been broken
  • Mindsets and techniques for maintaining control and making sound decisions amid turbulence
  • The power of “healthy paranoia” and prioritizing what’s most important
  • Creating a “debrief culture” to promote continuous learning and improvement
  • Practical advice for inspiring change and leading through uncertainty

Brandon’s unique perspective offers valuable lessons for leaders seeking to develop resilience, agility, and the ability to execute under pressure. 

His insights underscore the critical human factors that enable teams to mitigate errors, manage change effectively, and maximize performance, even in the most turbulent environments.



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Name: Gayle Lantz
Group: WorkMatters, Inc.
Dateline: Birmingham, AL United States
Direct Phone: 205 879-8494
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