Gray Stone Advisors to Present on Transformational Leadership at 2013 NBAA Convention
10/17/2013

Learn from business aviation leadership experts Jim Lara and Steve Brechter of Gray Stone Advisors as they share insights for both up-and-coming and current leaders who want to further sharpen their skills during the 2013 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition.

Online PR News – 17-October-2013 – Las Vegas, NV – What does it take to engage, inspire and motivate others? How do you achieve total team commitment? What’s the difference between leadership and management? And why is the business aviation industry in such uncharted territory? On Oct. 23 from 2:30-4:00 p.m., learn from business aviation leadership experts Jim Lara and Steve Brechter of Gray Stone Advisors as they share real-world insights for both up-and-coming and current leaders who want to further sharpen their skills during NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (BACE) in Las Vegas, NV.

Eligible for Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) application and recertification credit, the session entitled: ‘Creating High Performance Business Aviation Teams through Transformational Leadership,’ will examine the ‘people’ side of flight departments. Despite the fact that people are the heart of any organization, many corporations – including the flight department – no longer have all the internal resources necessary to provide coaching and development that prepares their people for true leadership roles. Lara and Brechter will examine this dilemma and share case studies to help flight departments become higher performing team-focused organizations.

“Speaking at such a prestigious industry event as the NBAA convention is truly an honor,” stated Lara. “With a combined 80+ years of experience between us, Steve and I have put together a fact-filled, eye-opening presentation that will leave attendees with a tremendous amount of take-home value to their respective organizations.”

Lara to participate in two additional sessions
On Monday, Oct. 21 from 1-2 p.m., Lara will co-present with Jan Van Der Werff of Garmin at the Single Pilot Safety Stand Down on the subject – “The Impact of Technology on the Single Pilot Operating Environment – Friend or Foe?” Is all of the advanced technology finding its way into Light Business Aircraft (LBA) cockpits improving our safety record and reducing pilot workloads?

On Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Lara will co-moderate with Francois Lassale during the NBAA Safety Town Hall, presented by the NBAA Safety Committee. This strategic session, Addressing Business Aviation's Top 10 Safety Challenges, will bring together safety leaders from across the country for a collaborative discussion about safety, and will examine the NBAA’s Top 10 Safety Issues for Business Aviation. Panelists include: Scott Moore, NBAA Board of Directors; Kevin Hiatt, Flight Safety Foundation; Steve Charbonneau, Safety Committee Vice-Chair; and Eric Barfield, Safety Committee Chair.
To learn more about the Gray Stone Advisors team, click here, or to schedule a meeting during the Convention, call +1 865-357-5077.

About Gray Stone Advisors
Since 1996, Gray Stone Advisors has helped business aviation organizations of all sizes ‘simplify the business of business aviation.’ Gray Stone Advisors is a team of seasoned business executives and practitioners that combine deep experience in business and commercial aviation to provide aviation leaders and company executives with the tools to dramatically improve flight department performance, such as organizational assessment, design and development; interim leadership; leadership development and mentoring; operating and financial performance dashboards; asset management; financial strategy; asset valuation; and risk management. For information, visit graystoneadvisors.com.