VanAllen Insights

Human Capital

VanAllen Managing Director, Don Henderson talks about the importance of investing energy into the people who make up your aviation department. Topics include individual assessments, values, culture, leadership, compensation and other important issues affecting the people who make up the aviation department…

8:30 min

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Trust in the Workplace Part 2: The Trust Test

The absence or erosion of trust has been the root cause in 69% of nearly 100 projects I have been involved with over the last two years. But how do you know if you have a trust issue within your team…

2 min

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Trust in the Workplace Part 1: The Secret Sauce

Lately it feels as if the giant snow globe of society was picked up, shaken hard, then set on the table upside-down. If you speak to any ten individuals, you will hear significant differences in political, religious, social, and economic values. Analyzing these conversations may have you wondering…

3 min

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2020 Turmoil: Paving the Path to Clarity

2020 has shifted so many things into strange territory. Something as simple as an introduction now requires multiple layers of thought. Do I shake hands? Bump elbows? Just awkwardly stand six feet away while attempting intermittent eye contact? Nobody really knows proper pandemic etiquette…

3 min

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Six Mistakes of Risk Management

In reviewing an article in the Harvard Business Review: The Six Mistakes Executives Make in Risk Management (Taleb, Goldstein, and Spitznagel, October 2009), I was struck by the relevancy in our little corner in business aviation. The article was a reflection on the strategies that contributed to the financial collapse in 2009 but I was struck by the relevancy of the article to business aviation…

4 min

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Don’t Forget the Details: Considerations When Operations Are Paused

With the priority on safety and security in these challenging times, it is possible that other elements can be overlooked…

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4 Ways to Avoid HR Icebergs

The Executive responsible for Aviation relies on their Aviation Leader to steer the company safely away from risks; aviation icebergs that may be ahead of them. Most commonly, these are operational or compliance risks. Thankfully, many resources and agencies are there to support the Aviation Leader navigate the operational or compliance risks…

2 min