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Aug 26

Breaking the Trust Barrier: How Leaders Close the Gaps for High Performance

For former U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds' commander and demonstration leader JV Venable, inspiring teamwork was literally a matter of life and death. On maneuvers like the one pictured on his book’s cover, the distance between jets was merely eighteen inches. Closing the gaps to sustain that kind of separation requires the highest levels of trust.

On the ground or in the air, from line supervisor to CEO, everyone faces the same challenge. Our job is to entice those we lead to close the gaps that slow the whole team down – gaps in commitment, loyalty, and trust. Every bit of closure requires your people to let go of biases and mental safeguards that hold them back. The process the Thunderbirds use to break that barrier and craft the highest levels of trust on a team with an annual turnover of 50 percent is nothing short of phenomenal. In Breaking the Trust Barrier, JV Venable provides tips and compelling stories that will help you build the team of a lifetime.

JV Venable is a graduate of the USAF’s Fighter Weapons School (Top Gun) and has flown fighter aircraft all over the world.  He has led individuals, teams and organizations as large as 1,100 people at the highest ends of performance and risk in both peacetime and in combat, including time as the commander and demonstration leader of the U.S. Air Force jet demonstration team, The Thunderbirds. JV is an inspirational speaker, seminar leader, and coach on building and leading high performance teams.

More About the Speakers

JV Venable, USAF (Ret.)
Senior Research Fellow for Defense Policy, The Heritage Foundation

Hosted by
Robert L. Jolles
Three-time Bestselling Author