About the Session

Col Malachowski was the first woman to pilot a jet as a member of the U.S. Air Force’s elite Air Demonstration Squadron, The Thunderbirds. She has been a decorated F-15E combat pilot, a fighter squadron commander, a White House Fellow and a victim of a misdiagnosed medical condition that nearly took her life. Col Malachowski knows what it takes to be the best—as an individual and as a member of a high-functioning team—and she shares that insight through easily translatable examples. “Pushing the envelope” is an aviation term for taking an aircraft to the maximum limits of its capabilities while the pilot and crew use their own abilities to maximize performance. These principles can be used in work settings and your personal lives. It just takes awareness, discipline and commitment. Leaders also will learn how to effectively challenge assumptions. During this lecture, you will see how the best organizations and leaders create cultures that engage and harness the diverse ideas, talents and abilities of every person to challenge assumptions and the status quo to drive extraordinary success.

This lecture is supported by the George Washington University Department of Health Services Management and Leadership Alumni Association.

*Attendance at the Bachmeyer, MacEachern or Gintzig luncheon is included with the general registration fee. Attendees may purchase additional luncheon tickets on-site for a fee of $95 each, as space permits.

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