Major Ben Snell at BYU’s AFROTC Det 855 has asked me to once again speak to the 300 and 400 series upper classes about the fight atop Takur Ghar during Operation Anaconda. I gave the same lecture to University of Utah’s Det 850 yesterday.
I have been selected to be a speaker at the Mountain West chapter Speaker’s Showcase on Wednesday 17 October from 3 pm to 8 pm. The event will be held at the Karen Gail Miller Conference Center on the campus of Salt Lake Community College, 9750 South 300 West in Sandy Utah. I was selected by the Mountain West leadership to be one of eighteen speakers. We have seven to nine minutes to give our speech. Each speaker will be recorded also.
I will be speaking about every one wants to be part of an organization with great people, significant impacts, and self education. What till you see the pictures!
I recently spoke to Lisa Paxton Starr’s Passionate Christians Unite business group on 28 July. I spoke about vision in business and how entrepreneurs can create a vision in their minds of what the business or company can look like. I gave several examples from my military experiences and working in the defense industry. I gave them a couple of lessons learned from working in small to large organizations.
- “The Titanium Cylinders of Excellence:” Information should flow through the business units of any company. Organizations with the highest freedom of movement or interactive complex systems have the highest profit margins. Good ideas flow quicker. I worked in an organization where the mid-level leaders hadn’t met with each other in over three years! Steve Jobs said “Innovation comes from people meeting up in the hallways or calling each other at 10:30 at night with a new idea, or because they realized something that shoots holes in how we’ve been thinking about a problem.”
- Winston Churchill said “Empires of the future are empires of the mind.” If you can see it in your head and can picture the organization or business in your mind, you can figure out how it will function.
- Give prayers of praise when things are going good, give prayers of rejoicing when things are going bad.
- Write a vision statement of describing or defining what the purpose of your business is. It will help you figure out the how of your business when you have clarity of vision.
Next Thursday 16 August I will be speaking to the Bud Day chapter of the Order of Daedalians at the Eglin Air Force Base Bayview Club. The meeting starts at 1700 and will go until we are tired of talking. I will be staying with my former Young Tiger Tanker Squadron Commander Colonel Geno Redmon. Hope to see you all there.
On 6 August I will be a Keynote Speaker at the Utah Air National Guard E-1 to E-6 Training Meeting. Thy asked me to speak on resilience, using some of my experiences flying tankers in four wars. Most importantly, I want to stress to them how important their work is to making the Air Force run. Hope to see you all there.
Mike Young and I are looking at our calendars to schedule another segment on his YouTube Channel Aircrew Interview in May.
When I know the date and time I will post it here. I urge all of you to spend some time on Aircrew Interview. Mike is a great interviewer and he has some great guests on his YouTube Channel.
About the author, Mark Hasara
Author of Tanker Pilot: Lessons from the Cockpit, Mark Hasara is a retired US Air Force pilot with 24 year in the KC-135 airborne tanker. He is a speaker and aviation industry consultant in campaign planning and cockpit architecture. Follow his weekly newsletter “On the Nations DIME”.