For fighter pilots, communication is a matter of life and death, writes Lt. Col. Rob "Waldo" Waldman. To bring a similar degree of direct communication into a corporate organization, leaders should make sure they hold regular briefings and debriefings, and offer quick, honest feedback about both successes and failures. "Checking in with your wingmen, listening to their questions, and understanding their challenges are fundamental components of teamwork and leadership," Waldman writes.

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