Airlines have always attracted and prized good management.
The very process of offering a service that is inherently dangerous yet offers an ability to travel the world quickly and easily highlights the awesome responsibility and entrepreneurial attraction of airline management.
Airline management also requires exceptional teamwork.
Such a list could be much longer. It is clear, however, that airline managers need to be masters of both complicated and complex thinking, understanding where the rational approach alone cannot predict an outcome.
They also need to be able to operate beyond these dimensions in the world of chaotic thinking, where there is no obvious answer, and no time to explore – leadership in real time.
Supporting these are the skills of recognising aviation within a rapidly changing global context and to collaborate with an ever widening community of internal and external stakeholders.
Most airline managers are well trained, professionally and in business. Now, however, they face industry challenges on a scale unknown to their predecessors. There is a need for coaching and facilitation that is context specific to airlines and the global economy, and in a manner which through short conversations and virtual contact is manageable in terms of both time and cost. This is the service offered by AMandL.