#gladtobehere – the attitude of gratefulness and thankfulness of our opportunities, for the people around us, and for life. – John Foley, Blue Angels
I had the privilege this week to hear John Foley, former lead solo pilot for the Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron, as one of the keynote speakers at a technology conference I was attending. While I had known about the Blue Angels, I hadn’t ever heard of John Foley. And I certainly hadn’t considered how what they do as pilots could relate to me as a product management leader. Needless to say, I walked away from that session with some tidbits of knowledge that challenged me, but also encouraged me as a leader.
There is no way for me to capture everything he discussed, but here are some of the main points, as well as a few resources where you can dig deeper if you’d like.