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Leaders can set a good example to help their teams become determined to succeed.

In this video clip, Carolyn Griner, a retired NASA astronautical engineer who served in many roles including as director of the Marshall Center Mission Operations Laboratory and deputy director of the Marshall Center, explains how witnessing strong and capable leadership inspired and drove a workforce to succeed in their mission.

Video key learning points:

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    Effective leaders push people to succeed and focus on mission success.

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    A leader with good managerial and technical skill provides an example to aspire to for people on their team or organization. People will emulate and learn from observing good leaders.

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    A leader can provide inspiration and confidence by spending time and interacting with people working on different areas of a project. This personal interaction can spur them on to do great work in their team roles which will contribute to the project’s success.


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