A Tale of Two Houses: Building on a Foundation of Trust or Mistrust

By Dr. Alexander Laufer Trust has been a main theme in over 20 articles that have been printed in ASK so far. These stories make it very clear: trust among project partners is not just an attitude that is nice to have.

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From the APPEL Director: A Partnership with Universities

By Ed Hoffman The Center for Program/Project Management Research is intended to be a catalyst for engaging universities to collaborate with NASA in the important domain of program and project management.

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In This Issue: The Bare Bones of Leadership

In This Issue: The Bare Bones of Leadership

By Jessica Simmons Most of my late-August evenings were spent watching American gymnasts compete in the Summer Olympics. The amount of flexibility, dedication, focus, stamina — and pure bravery — was fascinating to me.

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ASK Talks with Dr. Gary Klein

ASK Talks with Dr. Gary Klein

Gary Klein, Ph.D., is Chief Scientist oF Klein Associates Inc., a company he founded in 1978 to better understand how to improve decision making in individuals and teams.

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A Collaboration on Collaboration

A Collaboration on Collaboration

By Brent Cobleigh NASA’s 2003-2004 Leadership Development Program (LDP) class recognized that effective collaborations are often the key to achieving mission success.

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No Launch Before Its Time

No Launch Before Its Time

By Bill Townsend As Deputy Director at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, I was responsible for overseeing the launch of the Aura spacecraft from atop a Boeing Delta II rocket out of Vandenburg Air Force Base in July 2004.

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Putting Patience to the Test

Putting Patience to the Test

By Ray Morgan The largest of all flying pterodactyls, the Quetzalcoatlus Northropi, had no tail.

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The Morning Meeting

By Scott Tibbitts It was fourteen years ago, and I remember it well. It seemed that the right hand didn’t know what the left was doing. It was crazy.

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