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Leadership Lab with Dr. Patrick Leddin

Jul 19, 2023

Tom Burbage, author and former Executive Vice President at Lockheed Martin, was the general manager for the F-35 program from 2000 to 2013. His outstanding leadership during this time won him multiple accolades, including the prestigious U.S. Naval Academy/Harvard Business Review Award for Ethical Leadership.

Earlier in his career, Tom served as a Naval Aviator, racking up over 3,000 hours in 38 different types of military aircraft. In 1994, he retired from the Navy with the rank of Captain.

Tom and Patrick have a riveting conversation that delves into the complexity of accomplishing high-stakes projects involving numerous stakeholders and high public visibility. The F-35 multirole jet fighter is a prime example of such a project. Essential for maintaining air superiority for many future decades, this aircraft is expected to be in service until 2070, signifying its monumental and growing impact.

Tune in to Episode 205 to learn from Tom's first-hand experiences, and let his insights guide your next big project to soar to new heights. Want to learn more? Check out Tom’s new book “F-35: The Inside Story of Lightening II.”