The author of the highly-praised 2014 book "Innovation the NASA Way" (McGraw-Hill Business Education) takes you inside some of NASA's most exciting moments and vividly describes how innovation leadership took us to the moon, Mars and beyond. Stunning media, including brief customized videos, provide visual depth. Topics include: • Overcoming program inertia to land the one-ton Mars rover Curiosity with the most innovative approach ever attempted, Sky Crane (and overcoming senior- level doubters) • Meeting the challenge of the space race in 90 days, America's first "Sputnik Moment," at the dawn of the space age • Creating the Lunar Module, the first machine to land humans on another world • Crisis and triumph in Mission Control after the Apollo 1 fire, and the power of "The Kranz Dictum," which continues to drive Mission Control to this day • Creating an international coalition to build the International Space Station, the largest and most expensive machine in history, against incredible odds • Designing the most powerful rocket ever built, despite the clashing management cultures of Old World German refugees and US aerospace contractors Innovation leadership principals for innovators include: • Boldness, daring and passion as motive forces • Promoting blue-sky, resource-rich thinking as a point of departure • Providing the innovation team with a sense of ownership • Embodying relentless tenacity and belief in the project • Having a mission orientation Innovation leadership principles for management include: • Establishing clearly stated goals for the innovating team • Creating a fertile, tool-rich and protected environment for maximum creativity • Building strong cross-communication skills and channels • Insulation from negativity • A realistic project timeline Included in your booking: • Customized keynotes that can be tailored to your needs. • Highly interactive, hands-on breakout sessions with measurable results • Customized pre-read materials that allow for quick scans of key concepts • Customized takeaway materials with powerful illustrated toolsets *NOTE: A "Leadership Lessons from Mission Control" program is also available, please inquire.* Rod Pyle has authored eight books on innovation, leadership and the space program and has produced numerous documentaries on NASA for major TV networks. He designed "The Apollo Executive Leadership Experience" for The Conference Board and NASA's Johnson Space Center and speaks frequently on innovation leadership and processes.