“Voters—here’s the real challenge: we don’t need empty promises made by politicians whose only goal in life is to get elected or re-elected. We need leaders with attributes that qualify them to lead us through the difficult challenges we’re facing.” – Lee Ellis
Management Lessons from NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover – Interesting Leadership Article and Perspective
Interesting article on Forbes.com discussing the “Management Lessons From NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover.” What does it take to successfully execute a project of this magnitude? Check out the article, and here are a couple of leadership insights –
“The trick for successfully building complex one-of-a-kind machines where hundreds of thousands of things need to be done exactly right is to expect mistakes,” notes Manning.
“Arrogance has no place in this work,” he writes. “No matter how smart you think you are, if your Mars lander didn’t work, you were probably not smart enough, and if it did, well maybe you just got lucky.”
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On this day in history, October 26th, 1994, the Israel-Jordan Peace Treaty was signed that settled relations between the two countries, adjusted land and water disputes, and provided for broad cooperation in tourism and trade. It included a pledge that neither Jordan nor Israel would allow its territory to become a staging ground for military strikes by a third country.
Differences can still exist between leaders, but finding middle ground is a mark of great leadership!
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New Infographic – “6 Leadership Ingredients for a Winning Recipe of Success in a Competitive World” – Download Here
New! Lee shares the “6 Leadership Ingredients for a Winning Recipe of Success in a Competitive World” infographic that he experienced at a recent keynote speaking event.
Which of these ingredients do you currently use in your business (or home)?
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The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Eyes on the Horizon” by Gen. Richard Myers USAF (Ret)
In this captivating memoir, General Myers talks candidly about his career in the military, the unforgettable events of September 11, and the global war on terror. With an insider’s perspective, he outlines the mistakes made by the White House, Pentagon leadership, and the intelligence community.
Myers believes that America has misidentified its adversary, focusing too narrowly on tactical battles, instead of on a long-range strategy that will overcome a global insurgency fueled by a struggle for control within Islam.
If you’ve read this book, please share your comments –