Glad to be here: Lessons in high performance from the Blue Angels

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Foley, the former lead solo pilot of the Navy's elite Blue Angels shares their process and mind-set for achieving the highest level of performance. It starts with the “Glad to Be Here” mind-set, which underpins the Diamond Performance Framework. This is built around tactical or strategic CenterPoints. A high belief level is necessary for high achievement, and with this comes clarity of vision. Delivery of a brief, which “contains the relevant details that people need before they get started,” helps people know what is expected. Commitment is based on contracts, and after-action debriefs are necessary, for “celebrating your victories and sharing your gratitude.”

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