Navy pilots are the aviation elite. They are carefully selected, thoroughly trained and continuously challenged to keep up their skills. However, they are still being graded. Every single landing on a carrier is broadcast live throughout the whole ship and their grade of how well they stuck the landing is displayed on a public “Greenie Board”.
Even though these pilots are the best at what they do in the entire world, they are still subject to evaluation every time. It is not a competition per se, but it is a culture of expected proficiency. Whenever the top person in an organization is also subject to critique, it sets the tone for expectations of the entire team. In fact, teams and tribes develop great individual performers through managed competition and collaboration. It is the only way that individuals can expect to unlock their true potential.
Listen to a former F-14 pilot and Commanding Officer of the USS Eisenhower (CVN-69) as he shares how to use managed competition and performance policies to get the best out of those who already ARE the best. You will learn how you can build and implement similar approaches for your star performers as well.
And, you might get a glimpse of what it’s like to land on an aircraft carrier.
This 15 minute webcast was originally recorded on February 11, 2017. To hear these biweekly webcasts live, please sign up for updates on the form on this page.