Apr 05 2019

I’d like you all to imagine you’re an engineer, working on a NASA project, to launch a shuttle into space.  Due to weather and other issues, the launch has been postponed 8 times, each costing NASA millions of dollars. The pressure is mounting to get this bird off the ground.  The date is January 28th, […]

Sep 14 2017

Many organizations will discover too late that survival mode is no longer adequate. A shift has occurred, requiring leaders to exercise more than situational awareness used to identify immediate short-term financial trends. Leaders in the New Normal 2.0 must open their eyes to emerging, even sometimes barely detectable, long-term shifts in the societal and global […]

Mar 01 2014

As tragic as they were, what lessons can the space shuttle Challenger and Columbia disasters teach us that we can apply in business? According to the Columbia Accident Investigation Board, NASA never fixed the underlying institutional problems that led to the 1986 Challenger tragedy. As a result, many of them played a role in Columbia’s […]

Aug 23 2012

Will Hope Help Us in 2010? The economy is supposedly slowing coming back. But we’re still facing high unemployment, record foreclosures and news of yet another unethical leader taking investors’ money.  As we head into 2010, we’re tentative in our optimism against a backdrop of fear. Yet, when it comes to making positive change, does […]