Simulation

Miracles made possible by simulations

Today is the 10 year anniversary of the US Airways Flight 1549 having to make an emergency landing in the Hudson River only a few moments after takeoff. There were no casualties. How did Captain Sullenberger prepare for such a feat when it had never been done before? Simulations, deliberate…

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Simulations: What Pilots and Surgeons Have in Common

A phrase you do not ever want to hear from a pilot entering a cockpit or a surgeon opening up your skull: “I thought I would just get in there and see what happens.” Nope. Not getting on that plane or on that table. In addition, the food is terrible…

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Lessons from the Kobayashi Maru Simulation

Well, after many years of holding back, I finally managed to use a geeky sci-fi reference as a management and coaching lesson. Be prepared for one from Battlestar Galactica (the new one!) shortly now that I have broken the seal. Here is the general premise: in the imaginary Star Trek…

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What we can learn from discipline of the athlete

What can you learn from a professional obstacle course runner? A whole lot about discipline, grit, pressure, and taking yourself to a level you never thought you could achieve. Listen to this 4-minute video by Faye Stenning who was profiled by Inc magazine. Here at HighPer Teams, we believe everyone’s best…

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Being a Blue Angel requires visualization. Every time.

Since 1946, the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels has been the premier military flight demonstration squadron. They resist being called an aerobatic team because they are not out there doing tricks. They showcase maneuvers and capability that every fighter pilot is capable of demonstrating. I have attended at least 100 of…

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Train in realistic, dynamic simulations to prepare for the big game

When Alex Morgan was at the University of California, she had a college coach that prepared her to reach the level of performance that gets you selected to one of the greatest teams in the world. Coach Neil McGuire’s approach was simple: you practice your fundamentals and routines in game…

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