Highlights – Issue 7, March 2002
  • My Big Wall


    By Paul S. Espinosa “Rain! Rain! Why today?” I cursed to myself. It was June and I was in Yosemite National Park in California, 2,000 feet off the ground. I was climbing El Capitan, a majestic 3,000-foot high, mile-wide granite monolith — one of the most sought after and spectacular rock climbs in the world.

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  • The Join-Up Meeting


    By W. Scott Cameron I recently took on a new assignment and, as is my norm, I scheduled a series of one-hour, 1:1 join-up meetings with the various lead personnel on the team and their hierarchy.

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  • Willpower


    By Terry Little I am struck by how often failure is blamed on a lack of discipline. You often hear losing coaches cite this as the reason for a big loss.

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Stories

Activation Energy


At one point early in the course, almost everyone in our group was vying to become the team leader.
By Owen Gadeken

How I Love My 80 Percenters


Respect people and you are much more likely to get more than you bargained for from them.
By Anthony J. Maturo

Keeping the Deal


I made sure that nobody was so indispensable that we couldn't do without him or her.
By Dr. Michael Hecht

The Idyllic Workplace


Within the Space Station task force, there was no such thing as a dumb idea.
By Tony E. Schoenfelder
Insights

My Big Wall


Good judgment sometimes means cutting your losses lest you lose everything.
By Paul Espinosa

The Join-Up Meeting


The face-to-face join-up meeting is integral to understanding each "I" in the team.
By W. Scott Cameron

Willpower


Program and project managers have to be vigilant about maintaining discipline.
By Terry Little

Hot Meetings


When decisions have to be made, I believe people must speak up.
By Mary Chiu

ASK Talks with W. Scott Cameron


W. Scott Cameron talks about motivating a team and the value of effective communication.

ASK Magazine, Issue 7, March 2002

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