Leadership lessons from a ‘Top Gun’

Former Blue Angels ace John Foley to offer blueprint for sustained excellence

Flying with the Blue Angels means hurtling through the air from all angles at 500 miles per hour in formations where your plane’s wingtips can come within 18 inches of your wingman’s jet.

So it’s safe to say John Foley has plenty of credibility when it comes to speaking about the importance of trust, leadership, and a commitment to excellence in the work environment.

The former Blue Angel will relate his experiences as a Navy pilot, a Sloan Fellow at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and an entrepreneur during a keynote address Sunday at the CUNA Tech/OpSS Council Conference in Orlando, Fla.

Foley, who flew in the movie “Top Gun,” believes sustained excellence requires not only a commitment to constant improvement but also a methodology that’s repeatable, transferable, and effective.

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