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1 Leadership - Commitment - Execution1 APOLLO 13 A Unique Course In Leadership

2 Leadership - Commitment - Execution2 APOLLO 13 A Unique Course In Leadership Failure is not an option!

3 Leadership - Commitment - Execution3 Why Apollo 13? Diverse Group of Personnel Had To Deal With Remote Associates Time Was A Critical Factor Limited Resources Had To Deal With Problems Never Encountered Before Creativity And Flexibility Were Required 24 / 7 Operation Landscape Was Constantly Changing Execution Process Under Scrutiny

4 Leadership - Commitment - Execution4 Why Apollo 13 Now? Businesses Are: Facing uncertainty in the marketplace Experiencing situations never before encountered Struggling with employee loyalty and morale Dealing with employees worried about job security Fighting issues that could threaten their very existence!

5 Leadership - Commitment - Execution5 Today’s Big “HDW’s” HDW = How DO We? create a team that is effective in times of uncertainty? HDW create a team that is effective in times of uncertainty? learn to respond appropriately in times of crisis? HDW learn to respond appropriately in times of crisis? successfully deal with adversity? HDW successfully deal with adversity? ensure clear communication throughout the organization? HDW ensure clear communication throughout the organization? develop mutual trust and respect for teammates? HDW develop mutual trust and respect for teammates? focus on the goals and not the obstacles? HDW focus on the goals and not the obstacles? develop a team that simply won’t accept failure? HDW develop a team that simply won’t accept failure? create an atmosphere that is non-threatening? HDW create an atmosphere that is non-threatening? create a team that deals effectively with change? HDW create a team that deals effectively with change?

6 Leadership - Commitment - Execution6 13 Key Learnings Communication Commitment Confidence Creativity Focus Leadership Not Accepting Failure! Overcoming Adversity Preparation Problem Solving Speed of Execution Teamwork Trust / Respect

7 Leadership - Commitment - Execution7 Scene 1 – Square Peg / Round Hole Creative Problem Solving A problem arose that had never been anticipated Leadership used humor to ease the tension Representatives of teams associated with the problem presented facts Leadership emphatically stated the objective and the time constraints A team with appropriate expertise to solve the problem was assembled Team leader clearly defined the task, resources and time constraints Limited resources; the team had to “make do” with what they had Open and creative thinking was required to solve the problem The manufacturing process had to be thoroughly documented Procedures had to be clearly communicated to a very remote location The team celebrated their success!

8 Leadership - Commitment - Execution8 Scene 2 – Corridor Burn Leadership & Teamwork The team had to be grounded… an absolute goal to focus on All team members were under extreme stress and pressure Leader took charge immediately and assigned task responsibilities All members of the team were involved Accuracy and speed of execution was critical Team members never lost their focus The environment was not conducive to executing the task The person with the least amount of pressure assumed the role of coach There was constant, effective communication throughout the exercise The team rose to the occasion and executed a seemingly impossible task!

9 Leadership - Commitment - Execution9 Apollo 13 is Ideal For… Corporate Teams “Kick-off” Meetings Inter-Departmental Team Building Middle Management Sales Operations Employee Relations Project Management Engineering Executives Marketing National and Regional Group Meetings An Effective Theme for Organizational Goals and Objectives!

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