When it is Time to Move On, just Live with Life

Three colleagues of mine recently announced they were moving on.  One is moving on to pursue her dreams as a flight test engineer.  Another is letting go of the working life for a few months to hike from Sweden to Greece.   The third is taking a job with her husband at the same company… Read More

Igniting Our Fire to Create

In the aerospace industry, reactive problem solving is the norm.  Satellite programs start with a schedule behind where it is supposed to be.  A launch window has already been acquired or the alignment of celestial bodies give only a two week period in order for a mission to proceed.  We attempt to build in schedule… Read More

Quality of Life Emerges Out of Our Decisions

Recently, an auditor evaluated the company I work for to approve us to perform work to their workmanship processes. During the close out session, the auditor made a comment the struck a chord.  “I let go of the quality in my life 15 years ago.”  He went on to talk about working overtime and dedicating… Read More

Managing Expectations Yields Opportunity

There are many organizations, especially in the aerospace industry, that struggle with perpetual reaction mode.  Unfortunately it starts with the contract award.  When we plan for being proactive including adequate margin, we are told by our customers our schedule or cost does not meet their expectations.  What do we do?  We capitulate.  We cut out… Read More

Poor Timing

Timing our actions to address deficiencies as soon as they are perceived is more effective than waiting until we think a problem exists.  The difficulty is in the perceptions of those that lead, including our leadership of our own lives. Today, I had an executive “help” me with the backlog we have in inspection.  This… Read More

A Valued Life

Welcome to BizOfYou (BOY) is about living A Valued Live which is founded upon the axioms of: Becoming and Being alive requires us to act on our decisions. Our values drive our decisions You live the life you value A valued life is thriving through integrity.  It’s about understanding ourselves as a system of elements just… Read More