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Captain Emil Dobrovolschi & Octavian Pantiș

Book Description

“This is your captain speaking.”

Become a better pilot for your projects, for your people, and even in life outside work by using valuable principles from aviation. You might be flying through turbulent times today – uncertainty, a lot of change, higher expectations from you – but all these can be handled well and Dark Cockpit will show you how.

“Dark Cockpit” is an aviation concept. It is the term we use for the situation when, except for the ambient and instrument lighting, no other light is on – no CAUTION lights (amber), no WARNING lights (red) and so on. Dark Cockpit means everything is fine and working as planned.

In this book, a very experienced airline captain and a senior business consultant will show you how to:

Bring clarity, boost morale, and achieve results through your communication

  • Quickly win the trust of the people you work with – and keep it
  • Assess your own readiness as a leader
  • Always have a plan and be prepared for whatever can go wrong
  • Meet the four requirements of a true professional
  • Develop responsibility, competence, and leadership in those around you
  • Be resilient, handle any turbulence, and help others do the same

Use the stories, principles, and advice from this book to “Dark Cockpit” your way through life, be it at work or at home.

About the Author

Emil Dobrovolschi is a pilot, a pilot instructor, and a pilot examiner. He started at Tarom – Romanian Air Transport – in 1994 and has moved up through all the professional ranks: co pilot on Antonov 24; captain and pilot instructor on ATR 42/72; captain, pilot instructor, and pilot examiner on Airbus A320 and A310; and test pilot and commander of the special flights for the Romanian President and government officials. In 2001, he became a Type Rating Instructor – codename for instructor of pilots – and since then the pilots he has trained have become captains for at least 12 airlines around the world. He is also a certified Type Rating Examiner by EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency), which gives him the authority to decide whether pilots continue to fly or are suspended from flying for a certain period. He also has vast management experience, having served in different operational and corporate leadership positions inside Tarom, the most important being that of Vice President and Director of Flight Operations. Emil is an inspiring speaker, invited frequently to address corporate events of different sizes, where he inspires people to higher levels of commitment and professionalism and teaches valuable communication, leadership, and risk management principles. Emil is a passionate biker, riding with his wife all over Europe on their Harley Davidson as often as they can.

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