I received a recent blog post by Wayne Hale, former NASA leader, on his reflection about lessons learned 10 years after the Columbia accident. The 10 lessons he lists are applicable to all of us, no matter our focus. Here is the list. Blog link also included for more detail.

1. It can happen to you
2. Focus
3. Speak up
4. You are not nearly as smart as you think you are
5. Dissention has tremendous value
6. Question Conventional Wisdom
7. Do Good Work
8. Engineering is done with numbers
9. Use your Imagination
10. Nothing worthwhile was accomplished without taking risk

title=”Wayne Hale Blog post”>http://waynehale.wordpress.com/2013/01/31/after-ten-years-enduring-lessons/