As a trained project manager, I’ve been tippy tapping away to create a post about using our leadership skills to run our companies.
Real-world … not platitudes we’ve memorized for exhausting exams.
It was taking shape.
Great info to share, ’cause I’ve seen excellent – and horrible – project management and leadership up close.
I have experience as a technical writer and tester in IT (for pharma, manufacturing, and even in secure transportation at a national lab) …
… and I figured, “Who better to tell this story?”
As it turns out, Matthew Stibbe had the winning ticket. 😎
Mr. Stibbe’s great adventure
A writer I follow, Matthew Stibbe, recently posted information on his insider’s view of leadership and project management at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Just good, solid information I can pass on to you instead of reinventing this leadership article wheel.
I mean: NASA?!
Even with my varied background, no contest.
The ultimate in project leadership
In the early 2000s, Matthew interviewed several managers at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Titusville, Florida.
From the first sentence, I was riveted to the post he created from this experience.
So … what’s in the article?
Mr. Stibbe takes a look at motivating creative people, guiding technical types toward management, quality control on a huge scale, and problem solving (also big scale, but there’s plenty to help out those of us who are ‘the little guy’).
My promise to you:
Matthew’s post is not boring, overly technical,
or impossible to follow.
OK … I’m sending you away from my page, now (yikes!).
Please keep it open and come back to leave a comment and share your thoughts. (I’ve left some ideas in the ‘Join the Conversation’ section.)
See you back here, soon.
Click to enjoy Matthew Stibbe’s post:
Yes, this is rocket science: leadership lessons from NASA
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