The other night, i had the opportunity to see tom hanks again in the movie apollo 13 it is a gripping story, the chronicles of apollo 13 for those not old enough to have lived through it, a story of shooting for a landing on the moon, suffering an explosion on the spacecraft on the way to the moon, not landing on the moon, and then limping home to earth with a mere 1% re-entry angle to save. The film apollo 13 represents a true story of great leaders being able to beat incredible odds the failed mission put both the ground and flight crew in a terrible situation that could have easily broken any leader however, the leaders refuse to be broken and successfully lead the astronauts back.
This blog post examines leadership learning from apollo 13 leadership training can use the apollo 13 as a valuable case study.
The main characters in the film apollo 13, gene kranz and jim lovell, demonstrate transformational leadership qualities throughout the movie this analysis will use the transformational leadership framework (4 is) as outlined in antonakis (2011) and avolio (2011) to apply fundamental. Apollo 13 launch forty five years ago, astronaut jack lousma was acting as the ground-based capcom (a shorthand for capsule communicator) for the apollo 13 mission, which was in its coast phase towards the moon.
What are the leadership lessons from apollo 13’s successful failure prioritize and communicate — nasa didn’t worry about anything other than saving the crew. And like most other men that i know, i'm quoting a movie - apollo 13 in fact, i love four quotes in that movie, spoken by gene kranz , the nasa flight director who served during the apollo 13 crisis. Apollo 13 was on its way to the moon in april of 1970 when it experienced an explosion which damaged the oxygen system for 3 days, 3 astronauts’ lives were at stake eugene kranz was the leader responsible for leading the effort to get these astronauts home.
Apollo 13- leadership during a crisis lessons learned from gene kranz introduction: every employee of nasa should known the tragic event of apollo 13 at that time in 1970 the three astronauts james lovell, fred haise and jack swigert had to abort their mission to flight to the moon due to an explosion of an oxygen tank.
The film apollo 13 represents a true story of great leaders being able to beat incredible odds the failed mission put both the ground and flight crew in a terrible situation that could have easily broken any leader however, the leaders refuse to be broken and successfully lead the astronauts back to safety.