You might already be familiar with the term Span of Control in the corporate world, where it’s used to designate the number of direct reports you can effectively manage at one time. Over the years, I’ve expanded that term to include everything you can, and should, control at any given time.
As the first female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy, Carey Lohrenz is used to working in fast moving, dynamic environments where inconsistent execution can generate catastrophic results.
The same challenges are found in business: markets change, customer needs evolve and if you do not adapt quickly, your company is at risk. In her motivating and engaging keynote presentations, Carey shares her fascinating experiences operating in one of the world’s most challenging environments – an aircraft carrier. She is uniquely qualified in the fundamentals of winning under pressure, reducing errors and overcoming obstacles. Her mastery of these fundamentals can help your team triumph in this high-risk, time crunched world.
“An honor to meet Carey Lohrenz today at Dell World. I’m inspired by your story!”
Michael Dell, Founder and CEO of Dell
“I just wanted to let you know how wonderful it was to have Carey speak at our event last week! We were honored have Carey at our final executive education session for 2015. She is so down to earth, amazingly inspiring, and beyond engaging! She has the seamless ability to connect her military experience with leadership in the business world. As I’ve returned to the workplace more than one person has quoted her in various settings; from “80%” to ‘If you lose sight, you lose the fight’ and many others. I highly recommend her as a speaker and feel privileged to have met her! She Rocks – Go Fearless Leadership!”
Diane Krieger AVP, HR/L&D Bethpage Federal Credit Union
“Carey was AMAZING! So much of what she said resonated with our organization. Her story is inspiring, her message applies to everyone, and her ability to engage the audience with a story is great! Additionally, she is a true professional, easy to work with, and fully committed to making sure the client has a good experience… Thank you!”
Kirk Guthrie Executive Director, Talent, Saatchi & Saatchi,
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An F-14 fighter pilot’s top lessons for leading fearlessly and bringing a team to peak performance
Since leaving the Navy, she’s translated those lessons into a new field by helping top business leaders, from Fortune 500 executives to middle managers, supercharge their performance in today’s competitive business environments. In “Fearless Leadership,” Lohrenz walks you through the three fundamentals of real fearlessness–courage, tenacity, and integrity–and then reveals fearless leadership in action, offering advice on how to set a bold vision, bring the team together (as wingmen, not Top Gun mavericks), execute effectively, and stay resilient through hard times.
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Maybe you’ve familiarized yourself with the science, probably you’ve had an experience that it neatly sums up, and likely you’ve heard the saying: Under pressure, you don’t rise to the occasion, you sink to the level of your training.
You’re used to thriving in a high-pressure, high-performing business environment, but what happens when there’s even less time, even more stress, a workplace that has grown more chaotic, and goals that seem more complicated and difficult to achieve? If you’ve felt the extra pressure of rapidly changing circumstances, economic upheaval, and increased limitations on your day-to-day activity, you’re not alone.