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“What can I do, right now, that would be the most powerful use of this moment?”

With so many things going on around us we typically get stuck in our daily assignments, and do what we’re “supposed to do,” instead of asking ourselves what we could be doing to achieve better results. This is Peter Bregman’s main point in, A Question That Can Change Your Life.

He uses an excellent example to show how making your usual effort is great, but is not always the best way to get where you want to be. Life should be about taking risks, changing your routine and continuously improving yourself. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”- Michael Jordan

Bregman then continues to discuss emotional courage in leadership. Many people are afraid to speak their minds due to the fear that such a bold move could backfire. Emotional courage is necessary to have as a leader of a company because lack of emotional courage will keep you making small moves. Having the confidence to speak your mind, take risks and think outside the box could pay of tremendously down the road. The ability to communicate to direct reports and have them feel comfortable opening up to you about issues/ new ideas is what separates the good companies from the great companies.

The questions Bregman brings up to ask yourself when you are in the moment are also great to use when it comes to personal development. It is easy to get into a routine and feel comfortable. But breaking outside of your comfort zone and taking risks could make all the difference in your career and in your life. You can always make a bigger difference- inspire people, mentor people, share your time and opinions with more people, continue to educate yourself on the current best practices, and make valuable connections. We often get caught up going around the same wheel that we forget to focus on the future and the impacts these changes can make.

Bregman, ends with an example of a young kid from Vanderbilt. He took a huge risk and in return got the chance of a lifetime. So what could you do right now to change an outcome, what risks could you take to better your future? Switch up your usual routine and take bigger risks; it could make a world of difference.

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Simon Roads

Vice President of Sales

Born and raised in England, Simon Roads has had a distinguished career in various forms of aviation spanning over 45 years. His journey began as an A&P mechanic in the Royal Air Force and has encompassed a range of roles, ultimately leading to his position as the VP of Global Sales for Honda Aircraft. Throughout this extensive career, he has had the privilege of closely collaborating with Royalty, Dignitaries, and high net worth individuals, providing them with unparalleled expertise and a steadfast commitment to excellence in aviation services.

Having been immersed in the aviation industry for nearly half a century, his wealth of insights and knowledge has established him as a trusted figure within the field. His extensive experience has provided him with the opportunity to engage with diverse cultures, interacting with individuals from various walks of life, and ensuring that their distinctive requirements and preferences are met with the utmost precision.

One of his notable strengths lies in his adeptness at effectively managing global teams. Over the course of his career, he has demonstrated successful leadership and mentorship of professionals from different backgrounds and nationalities, fostering an environment characterized by collaboration, growth, and mutual respect.

Understanding different cultures has played a pivotal role in his professional journey. By taking part in the customs, traditions, and practices of his clients he not only fosters strong relationships but has also gained a profound appreciation for the unique needs and expectations of each of his clients.

Away from work, his priority is his family. His role as grandad to three wonderful boys, brings him immense joy. He has a penchant for outdoor activities such as cycling, kayaking, and golf. Additionally, he has developed a passion for cooking and continually seeks to learn new culinary techniques. The art of balancing life and work is an ongoing journey for him, and he considers himself fortunate to be able to savor the best of both worlds.

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Meredith Stanley

Executive Recruiter

Meredith joined IPS in 2023 as an Executive Recruiter with over 5 years of recruiting experience at Amazon and Lyft. Prior to making the shift to recruiting, Meredith was an Executive Assistant for over 3 years at a Seattle-based insurance company. With a passion for finding top talent, Meredith has hired for a wide range of roles across North America in the hardware, micromobility, operations, transportation, and tech spaces.

After an unsuccessful attempt at a Chemical Engineering degree, Meredith graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies.

Meredith has a passion for live music, playing both piano and trombone. She also enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors either skiing, hiking or scuba diving.

You can contact Meredith at

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