The business of risk has to be shared as a community, as a team”

Mission Commander “Gene” Kranz

Welcome to OTH’s second video interview! The future is not a foregone conclusion. It is a byproduct of many things, including the force of leadership and teamwork. “Gene” Kranz the NASA mission commander for several missions including Apollo 11 and Apollo 13 shares the critical lessons he learned about leadership and forging a team that can manage significant risk to accomplish difficult tasks. You will hear practical solutions to the complex art of building trust-based organizations with the flexibility necessary to handle unknown future problems.

Links to the material referenced along the way can be found below. Thank you for joining us, enjoy, and let us know how we’re doing and if you would like us to address a topic we haven’t hit yet.

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Referenced during the conversation:

Gene Cernan’s Space Walk (EVA)

Apollo 1: Fire

Apollo 13

Apollo 14


The views expressed are those of the participants and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Air Force or the U.S. Government.

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