Leadership Lesson #47: Why Am I thinking about Apollo 13, Steve Jobs, Mick Malthouse and You?

Why am I pre-occupied looking at movie clips of “Apollo 13”?
Do you remember the Tom Hanks, Ron Howard Directed movie from 1995?
It was a true story of how NASA got the crippled Apollo 13 space craft back to earth after its oxygen/power failed half way through the flight..
It was a testament to teamwork, leadership, problem solving and human synergistics.
It really was a ripper..

Leadership Lesson #72: Why Not Have a House Divided



On June 16th, 1858 in Springfield Illinois, Abraham Lincoln said these famous words:


“A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other. Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in the course of ultimate extinction; or its advocates will push it forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new — North as well as South.”