The Dangers of Running Your Business on Autopilot with Blue Angel Pilot John Foley

Big A and Wally
Jul 11, 2023

"Every single individual has to own the outcome. Not just your role–of course you gotta do your job–I want you to own the outcome.” Blue Angel John Foley recounts the dangers of complacency–and how a poorly-timed missile almost got him fired. To survive as a Blue Angel Lead Solo Pilot, he relied on a culture of high trust, leadership, and teamwork that he brings the table in this episode.

Join Big A and Wally as they have Foley, host of The High Performance Zone Podcast, dive into what it takes to have a great business culture using the powerful tool of debriefing. He will challenge you to re-evaluate what success means to you, and what taking responsibility for your actions has to do with being an amazing leader.

Key Takeaways:

  • How John Foley fired a missile accidentally
  • Step by step on how to debrief in your business
  • The dangers of complacency as a leader
  • What owning the outcome of your mistakes looks like

As they wrap up the episode, Foley introduces you to the concept 'Glad to Be Here', a mindset born out of gratitude. We believe that this attitude can be a game-changer in your life and business. We urge you, our listeners, to absorb the wisdom shared in this episode and take it into your spheres of influence.

More About John Gucci Foley:
Keynote Speaker to over 1500 Organizations Worldwide, Blue Angel Lead Solo Pilot, Stanford Fellow, Bestselling Author and 'Mindset Master'. ’ As a Blue Angel, John consistently performed in an extreme, high-stakes environment, flying at speeds of more than 500 miles per hour in formations as close as 18 inches apart. To survive in those circumstances he relied on a culture of high trust, leadership and teamwork.
John employs the intense realities of his aviation career as a metaphor to inspire - breathe life into - teams to reach for their highest potential and sustain excellence under dynamic change.

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