Debrief your way to excellence, says former fighter pilot

MINING managers can improve their success in achieving their strategies from 13% to the 98% achieved by fighter pilots by conducting open debriefs regularly, according to former fighter pilot Christian “Boo” Boucousis.

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Miners can learn lessons from US Navy fighter pilots.

Only by doing this will teams achieve situational awareness and clarity, he told the Future of Mining Sydney 2018 conference.

He said the debriefs should be rankless and nameless and should emulate the lessons of the US's top Navy fighter pilots who thoroughly review all performance with the aim of achieving perfection.

"The weakest link in any chain is human," he said.

"Airforces spend $10 million training each fighter pilot. They fly $80 million pieces of equipment.

"We have to operate on the go all the time."

This provides valuable lessons for mining companies, according to Boucousis, who owns the Afterburner company, which aims to help individuals, teams, and organisations grow faster by using techniques developed by elite military teams.