Showing articles of author Sergio

13 Mar 2021 18:35

AUTHOR Sergio

Management could not collapse in organizations like this. That thinking was next to me as I was driving to my office pretty much far from home last year. Dry leaves all over the road were telling me I was about to live a nice summer with my wife and kids. In the meanwhile, a virus was growing ea...
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24 Nov 2020 14:55

AUTHOR Sergio

"Barbarians: Ideas cannot be killed!"                 Miguel Ángel Álvarez (Javier Portales)                  &n...
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04 Nov 2020 18:04

AUTHOR Sergio

“When people feel accountable and included, it is more fun” Alan MulallyI was heading to the office in this weird summer. The call I received was way long before my shift begins. It knocked me not only at my ears, but shocked me like a surge. It was an event with the same engineer...
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05 Oct 2020 17:05

AUTHOR Sergio

“It is almost as difficult to make a man unlearn his errors as his knowledge." Charles Caleb ColtonThe hearing room is crowded and controlled in a mess of these tears I see scratching this mother’s face or this husband touching his wife's shoulder trying to contain a sea of sobbin...
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07 Sep 2020 11:06

AUTHOR Sergio

“… but we need something; something established: a Standard." Film “Thesis on a Homicide”The afternoon was fading away and turning into a hot and silent night in Douala, far away from my wife and kids. I was at my office, cleaning all the drawers and stuff I’ve been w...
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26 Jul 2020 19:26

AUTHOR Sergio

“… the failure (both the air carrier’s and CAA’s) to take every measure to reduce a known collision exposure." Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB)The scene was not only spreading sorrow and uncertainty wherein tears, sobbing, and people all over were looking for a clue in...
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29 Jun 2020 01:22

AUTHOR Sergio

"Accidents are no longer accidents at all. They are failures of risk management".S. DekkerJournalists in this restaurant are spread all over with mikes and cameras, mourning and tired, but struggling to get the news. I did not have a good sleep last night. Hard days passed by. It was my first air cr...
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15 Jun 2020 19:17

AUTHOR Sergio

“Don’t do any harm, be honest in your dealings, do a good job".Chris MarloweThe office is small and aggressive. It was my first time working overseas. The temperature gets high and nobody feels it whatsoever. The air conditioner just turned off and no one could do anything about it. I ju...
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28 May 2020 20:35

AUTHOR Sergio

"By simply trying to keep up with individual compliance requirements, organizations become rule followers, rather than risk leaders."John A. WheelerI was facing this new safety roadshow I was invited by a friend at the airport, feeling like a piece of cardboard or a rusty singer. Plenty of familiar...
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04 May 2020 23:53

AUTHOR Sergio

It was an evening some years ago at the airport. We needed to move stands and benches. We did the briefing at the office, and we felt we were ready to do the job. We took the little truck and drove to receive the arriving airplane, so we could execute the post flight check. As the wind was fadin...
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