"I rolled the aircraft 120 degrees and pulled 4g towards the ground. The reason: a surface-to-air missile had been fired and we were its targets". .. Read more Flying a multi-million pound fighter jet in hostile territory is not an everyday career, and comes with a high degree of pressure and responsibility. It’s a dream job that takes years of ambition, training and commitment but, for Mandy Hickson, it was a dream that became reality. Kick Start 2021 by joining us for this exciting keynote and hear from Mandy drawing on her experience of calculated risk-taking, decision-making under pressure, teamwork and leadership, she transfers vivid lessons from the cockpit to other management and leadership contexts. Invited to share her insights with some of the most successful organisations across the world Mandy describes the Strategies, Tactics & Behaviours that she adopted when the stakes were at their highest. Recently an author of ‘An Officer, not a Gentleman’, find out about Mandy’s incredible and inspirational journey to become one of the UK’s first female, fast-jet pilots and how she overcame many obstacles to develop the skills to succeed in such a demanding career.
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