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A United Airlines Boeing 737 lifts off from Denver International Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Parker Davis)

Lessons on Leadership from the Left Seat: A New Captain’s Journey from Pursuit to Perspective

There is an old saying that “the greatest journey an airline pilot ever takes is the one to the captain’s chair three feet to the left.”  In August of 2013, after years of hard work, Korry Franke made that journey and became a United Airlines captain on the Boeing 737. In his memoir about that journey, 3 Feet to the Left: A New Captain’s Journey from Pursuit to Perspective, Captain Franke folds down the jumpseat, and takes you along with…