I’m a pilot myself, holding both European and American licences for over ten years now. I’m also the CEO of taxhelp.uk.com.
There was an interesting study published last year on why CEO pilots make good leaders.
It raises some interesting points, yes you do have to take risks when starting and growing a business – however these should always be calculated ones rather than just sensation seeking!
When I am flying my own plane I’m always looking at ways to minimise the risks. One of the ways to do this is to study reports of incidents that have happened to other pilots and what they did to ensure a successful outcome.
It is also something that can be done by the self-employed – too many times business owners make the same mistakes, when studying the methods behind the successes of others could make all the difference…