When it comes to determining what is a Risk worth taking, there are four principles that apply. Accept no unnecessary Risk. Every mission is going to require some degree of Risk. I've touched on that in a previous blog entry. There are some very good reasons to not insist on the complete elimination of Risk … Continue reading The Four Key Principles of Risk and Resource Management
The Volant team is such a dedicated and communicative group. They send me stuff all the time that I might be interested in, including interesting pictures that are relevant to our topics. This morning I got a text from Rich Mackey that included the following image: I got this about an hour and a half … Continue reading Safety Stops! How Technology and Human Factors Impact Communication in One Picture
We're going to be at the World Aviation Training Summit from May 2nd through May 4th. Drop in and talk to our group of experts. Ask KD and LX why they spell their names without vowels. Get some swag. Find out what we have in our Volant Model toolkit to help you build your own … Continue reading Come Meet us in Orlando
Or, the Power of Policies Policies get an awful rap. Whenever you run up against a dumb decision or intractable functionary the response is often "I'm sorry, that's the policy." But policies don't exist to make our lives harder. They are, in fact, a valuable resource in mitigating vulnerability and being smart with risk. A … Continue reading Why the Bathroom Sink is Always the Wrong Choice
There is a term that is used largely in the culinary world - weeded. It means that you are overwhelmed by tasks, have insufficient resources, and are lost in the weeds. (More . . . . )
There's a reason that we don't say we're in the Risk Elimination business. To be certain, you shouldn't take necessary risks. That's carved in stone. However, what makes a risk necessary is something that I'm rather more slack on.