The Fighter Pilot

Maintaining a clear focus in the midst of complexity.

The Government invests over $15 million dollars to train a fighter pilot

What’s the return on that investment? An individual who operates in some of the most rapidly changing, complex and hostile environments on the planet, and consistently achieves a 98 percent success rate on their strategic objective.

How? Through an inherent understanding of human performance limitations and developing the habit patterns and skills required to conquer them.

Clarity over complexity

Fighter pilots are particularly adept at maintaining a clear focus in the midst of complexity. Creating clarity in a complex environment is a learned skill developed through the use of a simple and repeatable performance framework. This skill (unlike others) requires no special talent. Anyone can learn how to do it.

Strategic and Tactical

In most traditionally-managed organizations roles are defined as either a strategic or tactical function, and very rarely both. A fighter pilot on the other hand must maintain a strategic mindset (planning) whilst executing at a tactical level (flying the aircraft). The ability to develop strategy, execute on it and adjust or innovate along the way is what gives fighter squadrons their agility, security and performance.


“Thank you to you and the team for a very successful day. My team and I have already started talking about how do we make debriefing a daily practice.”

Sonny Westpac

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