While we probably don’t hold the lives of astronauts and the hope of a nation on our shoulders, the leadership demonstrated by Gene Kranz can be an example of what every leader should strive to become.
I am a HUGE proponent of the fail fast mentality. Try something new. If it doesn’t work, cut your losses and move on. “Fail fast," however, it is not an excuse to just try anything.
As you may have noticed, I strive for efficiency in everything I do. I actually timed how long it takes an “el” train to go clockwise and counterclockwise around the Chicago Loop as to never waste a single minute commuting. So, the idea of packing all of my belongings into boxes is a terrifying proposition.
"So, what do you do?" This may be the most difficult question an operations professional ever has to answer and ops pros are asked a lot of tough questions... How do you respond?