Monday, June 20, 2011

A Leadership Example from NASA

Earlier this month, "The Federal Coach" ran an interview with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. I thought that his answers to their questions were great messages to aspiring leaders.

Here are some of my favorite conclusions from the article:

  • You don't know you can do something unless you try.

  • Training and preparation are vital to leadership success.

  • Take responsibility for your actions and don't be afraid to tell people you don't know something.

  • Spend a significant amount of time with partner agencies.

  • Take care of your people; they will take care of you.

  • Stay in touch with people at all levels.

  • Lead by example.

I encourage you to read "NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on leadership: "At NASA, we do big things".

Source: The Washington Post. The Federal Coach blog. June 1, 2011.

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