This new book by astronaut Chris Hadfield is really worth a read for anyone who wants to achieve work success and really enjoy the journey. He is the living embodiment of ‘Positive Leadership. Peak Performance’ in a setting where sweating the small stuff is the difference between life and death.
He’s a great example of how to balance a positive and realistic outlook with managing critical risks. He also provides great insights on how to build a constant improvement culture and teamwork in a highly competitive environment and how to bounce back when things go wrong.
“A funny thing happened on the way to space: I learned how to live better and more happily here on Earth. Over time, I learned how to anticipate problems in order to prevent them, and how to respond effectively in critical situations. I learned how to neutralize fear, how to stay focused and how to succeed…..Astronauts have these qualities not because we’re smarter than everyone else. It’s because we are taught to view the world – and ourselves – differently. It’s mostly about changing perspective.” Chris Hadfield.
Pithy Quote From The Book #1
“The secret to his success – and survival – is an unconventional philosophy he learned at NASA: prepare for the worst and enjoy every moment of it”
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