Founder of High-Trust Leadership Network, Captain George Dom is a former naval officer and aviator with a career that includes key leadership positions in high performance organizations, including four aircraft carrier fighter squadrons and commander of the air wing on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and USS John F. Kennedy. He was also an instructor/pilot at the Navy Fighter Weapons School (Topgun) and commanding officer/flight leader of the Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron. Today, Captain Dom is a highly respected business aviation manager, speaker, and leadership consultant to Fortune 500 corporations, private companies and individuals.
Achieving individual and collective high performance requires High-Trust Leadership and Focused Engagement. This is true in sports, the military, medical teams, and in the business world. Through daily, deliberate, intentional effort, a culture of high-trust and fully engaged leaders and “wingmen” can be developed at all levels.
As a former coach with the Human Performance Institute, George can also share the science behind developing what Dr. Jim Loehr refers to as Full Engagement: “the acquired ability to intentionally invest your full and best energy right here, right now.”
- High Performance Leadership and Teamwork
In the knowledge-based economy, high performance is all about relationships, strong and enduring relationships with all stakeholders, and the fundamental ingredient for every successful relationship is trust. For naval aviators, flying off aircraft carriers a thousand miles from land (often in the middle of the night) trust is essential not just success, but survival. There can be no compromise in that extreme laboratory of high performance. If you weren’t trusted, you’d fail or be fired; if you can’t trust others, you’ll either fail or look for another line of work. Trust is the cornerstone to be an effective leader; it’s the glue that keeps the team firing on all cylinders. Within a culture of trust, there is an upward spiral of achievement based on creativity, determination, accountability, excellence, passion, camaraderie, humor, candor, and resilience. Allowing a culture of mistrust (due to fear, incompetence, and/or integrity gaps) will result in the opposite.