Gray Stone Advisors Bridges Communication Gap Between Aviation Professionals and Reporting Executives
10/11/2011

Interim Leadership engagements help aviation organizations and C-suite members achieve Alignment

Online PR News – 11-October-2011 – – LAS VEGAS – Oct. 10, 2011 – Business aviation professionals have dramatically improved their ability to communicate with reporting executives and enhance performance and financial-based metrics, thanks to Gray Stone Advisors, a Knoxville, Tenn.-based business aviation advisory firm whose team takes on roles of business coaches and interim leaders within aviation teams during times of transformation.

“As the Interim Director of Aviation for several aviation organizations, I’ve had the privilege to work side-by-side with both the reporting executive and aviation team members to help strengthen their communication skills, business acumen and the overall infrastructure,” says Steve Brechter, Senior Advisor and Interim Leader, Gray Stone Advisors (www.graystoneadvisors.com). “I consider my job done when I leave the team with a well-defined road map for the future, clear operating processes and leadership skills to sustain future success.”

GSA’s Senior Advisors use their decades of senior management experience to provide strategic guidance in all areas of Federal Aviation Regulations Part 91, 125 and 135 operations, including Flight Operations, In-Flight Cabin Services, Maintenance, Dispatch/Scheduling as well as Business Administration. The actions taken by GSA’s interim leaders often result in:

• Improvement in business communications between aviation professionals and the host organization, whereby the two groups learn to speak each other’s language.
• Alignment of the aviation team, ensuring all members are involved with and committed to the transformation of strategy, safety requirements, processes, communication and metrics.
• Quantification of Value-Creation Metrics, demonstrating the value the aviation organization creates for the company or host organization.
• IS-BAO registration and implementation of a Safety Management System, enhancing security and increasing passenger confidence and satisfaction.
• Leadership development, coaching professionals to heightened levels of business acumen, identifying and leveraging personal and professional strengths as well as enhancing communication skills.
• Achievement of corporate financial performance, ensuring the aviation group is using and managing its assets in support of the host organization’s goals.

“In our interim leadership engagements, we most often find that the answers we’re looking for are already among the aviation leaders and individual team members. Our role then becomes one of breaking down barriers, opening up dialogues, setting the direction and providing resources to harness the tremendous potential that already exists within,” explains Brechter.

About Gray Stone Advisors
Since 1996, Gray Stone Advisors has helped businesses of all sizes successfully prepare for and implement change. GSA is a team of seasoned business executives that combine deep experience in business and commercial aviation to provide aviation leaders and company executives with organizational assessment, design and development; interim leadership; leadership development and mentoring; performance dashboards; asset management; financial and strategy; asset valuation, and; risk management. For information, visit www.graystoneadvisors.com.

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