Remember when you were a kid and when your parent said no when you asked to do something? You told her that all the other kids were doing it. Her reply? “Well, if all your friends were jumping off a bridge, would you do that?” A bit melodramatic, but she was reminding the young-you that you need to decide for your own what will work.
In my pocket I carry a small mobile device that can connect me to the internet and enable communications with almost anyone throughout the globe. It has read and write capabilities, and it can perform a myriad of calculations at least as complex as those required to place a man on the moon. Without such capability, my options would be severely restrained. Technology has changed what I feel is necessary to support my business and personal life, and it has also changed aviation.
Choosing board members is a critical part of managing a corporation. They can help lead a company in to the future, or steer it to its demise. For key issues like logistics and productivity, having a Board member with Business Aviation experience is highly beneficial. Having Directors with some prior knowledge in this form of transportation can help guide Board discussions regarding the benefits of an aircraft and how best to manage such an asset. Hopefully new Board members would at least look objectively at the productivity enhancements that accrue from the efficiency of travel via business aircraft.
Balance between aeronautical knowledge and management expertise is essential. When it comes to selecting key leaders for the corporation, the Board is usually very assertive. Among the many duties of the Board, acquiring leadership talent may be the most critical for the success of the corporation.