Profiles of Leadership | Topic 1 | Who are you?
I moved to Forth Worth from California after the big earthquake of 1989 and even though I’m not a native Texan, I still consider Fort Worth my home.
In order for one to be effective and successful in business I have found it is important to have a role model and mine was my Grandfather, Harold C. Jenseth. Ironically enough, I found myself in the same industry, as he was serving our country as an aerial photographer during World War II, a fact that I was unaware of well after I began my chosen pursuit with drones. I have been sufficiently fortunate to have a career that I am passionate about and that I love.
Flying drones is a unique experience that has allowed me to meet an amazingly diverse number of people and explore interesting places. Through my travels one of the things I love to do is share the knowledge I have gained in the drone industry with others.
Even though, apparently, I have been genetically programmed to be an aerial photographer I think it is important to find one’s passion in life, work hard and inevitably one can become successful.
One day I hope to be the example for others that my Grandfather was to me. (2017).
Profiles of Leadership | Topic 2 | Building Credibility
I can’t count the hours I’ve dedicated to convincing others that drone technology is and will be the future of so many different applications. Six years ago everyone thought I was crazy for investing in the technology. I guess that’s the funny part of truly being forward-looking, nobody knows who is right at the moment of inception. I think the only real advice I could give is to first convince yourself you have a great idea before trying to have others believe anything you’re about to convey. In a field on the cutting edge of tech that changes daily is a constant reminder that if you don’t have one eye on the future while the other in the present you will sink. So my process is first research, study, and listen for whatever might be in the pipeline that could possibly affect my industry. Then I apply what I’ve learned to what I already know and hopefully I’ve improved efficiency or have had a completely new idea that I can share with my colleagues and clients.