Failure is always an option, and so is choosing to lead your team into an environment that helps them avoid catastrophe and pull off miracles. For more than fifty years, NASA’s Mission Control has done just that.
Take the ultimate insider’s look at the leadership values and culture that made that track record possible. Paul Hill paints a vivid picture, candidly portraying the critical cultural connections in human spaceflight triumphs and failures. By demonstrating how his Mission Control team learned to steward this culture into their management roles, Paul provides a guide for any organization to boost their own performance by leveraging the core ideas and values that have delivered “impossible” wins for decades.
Whether failure means cost and schedule overruns, quality escapes, loss of market share, bankruptcy, or putting people’s lives at risk, how we lead can determine whether even small mistakes snowball out of control and destroy an enterprise.
Discover how to take Leadership from the Mission Control Room to the Boardroom, and enable this leadership environment in your team.
|Publisher:||Atlas Executive Consulting|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)|
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Table of Contents
Part 1: The Real-Time Morality of Spaceflight (Finding Our Religion) 15
Chapter 1: Clear Alignment to Purpose 17
Chapter 2: Demonstrated Behaviors that Reinforce Alignment 37
Chapter 3: Trained to Be Trusted 55
Chapter 4: Summary of Part 1: The Real-Time Morality of Spaceflight 78
PART 1: THE REAL-TIME MORALITY OF SPACEFLIGHT—KEY POINTS 95
Part 2: Management Clouds the Morality (Losing Our Religion) 97
Chapter 5: Intentions and Practices 99
Chapter 6: Applying the Morality as Managers 118
Chapter 7: The Leader’s Perspective 154
Chapter 8: Summary of Part 2: Management Clouds the Morality 181
PART 2: MANAGEMENT CLOUDS THE MORALITY—KEY POINTS 200
Part 3: Transforming the Leadership Team (Regaining Our Religion) 203
Chapter 9: Ideas that Inspired Leadership Evolutions in Mission Control 205
Chapter 10: Make It Personal, Make It Permanent 247
Chapter 11: Demonstrating the Morality as Managers 265
Chapter 12: Summary of Part 3: Transforming the Leadership Team 286
PART 3: TRANSFORMING THE LEADERSHIP TEAM—KEY POINTS 304
Part 4: Bon Voyage (Parting Shots) 307
Chapter 13: Tips and Challenges 309
Chapter 14: Final Thoughts 330
About the Journey 330
Author’s Personal Note 332
Notes and References 337