Podcast: Emotional Intelligence Can Enhance Aviation Safety

Aug. 24, 2020

While it has been studied for decades, emotional intelligence (EQ) is a relatively new concept for business aviation. Developing a high EQ involves managing our emotions, being open to new ideas and continually seeking improvement, which are also traits that play an important role in the ability to develop an effective safety culture within a flight operation. “I firmly believe that you will never get to the level of safety culture that you want if you don’t have emotionally intelligent leaders,” noted Jim Spigener, chief client officer at Dekra.

In today’s episode of NBAA’s Flight Plan, host Rob Finfrock speaks with:

  • Sonnie Bates, CEO of industry safety and security risk-management firm Wyvern Ltd.
  • Jim Spigener, chief client officer at global safety consultant firm Dekra

This episode of NBAA Flight Plan is sponsored by Whiting Aviation Park, ready to grow your business in Santa Rosa County, FL.

Podcast Episode

July/August 2022

Recognizing Flight Attendants as Trained Professionals

Susan C. Friedenberg has long been a champion of cabin crew members.
Read More

July/August 2022

FRATs Offer Added Level of Safety

An effective flight risk assessment tool provides an objective means for pilots to assess risk and then determine possible mitigations by outlining several potential risk factors for a given flight.
Read More

July 13, 2022

NBAA’s Congressional Testimony Highlights Business Aviation’s Focus on Sustainability, Safety and Innovation

NBAA detailed for Congress a policy roadmap for strengthening the general aviation sector in the U.S. and around the world, today and in the years to come.
Read More

July 11, 2022

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Key Focus of Revised NBAA Management Guide

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), NBAA core values, are a key focus in the revised NBAA Management Guide, with a new appendix dedicated solely to the subject.
Read More