Collins expressed self awareness and an internalized moral perspective that is

Collins expressed self awareness and an internalized

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Collins expressed self-awareness and an internalized moral perspective that is inspiring and motivational , especially when understood within the context of Colombia’s crash. Balanced processing helped determine the causes of the crash, the conflict, and the direction of solutions. By remaining authentic to her values, Col. Collins showed relational transparency , which influenced followers to contribute ideas. She accredited creative problem solving and determination as elements that have major influence on a culture. Her relational transparency and authentic approach also positively influenced the cultural problem at NASA by modeling the encompassing approach of transformational leadership, which identifies a wide range of leadership influence. Throughout this transition, from a tragic crash to a successful mission, Col. Eileen 3
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4 Collins’s exemplary model of a variety of leadership approaches definitely influenced the NASA management culture and the future of space flight. I believe that Col. Eileen Collins demonstrated, as she did after the Columbia crash, possible leadership approaches, but this time through the organization of her lecture. By presenting the conflict only briefly, and instead, focusing mostly on her positive response towards a solution, Col. Collins demonstrates efficient and effective communication skills. Her refrained opinion of the conflict engages the audience by evoking a consequentialist response— she lets the audience decide the morality of her actions. Her heroism to search for an answer for a greater good identifies her ability to be inspirational. She has developed her role- model status through her lecture series on leadership. While demonstrating and talking about her leadership behavior and experience, she offers an important insight about creativity. She explains how daily creativity may differ slightly from innovative, specific creativity, but both realms of creative thinking must ask ‘how can this be done better’? This question, when paired with the technical and human skills, inspiring behavior, authentic values, collaboration, and a common purpose can develop into powerful tool in cultural restoration. Although it hasn’t been without setbacks, Col. Eileen Collins embodies the experience and the qualities of powerful leader. Finally, and you’ll understand this if you heard the question I asked her, I think Hillary Swank could play a good Col. Collins in a movie about this legendary astronauts historical impact. 4
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  • Space Exploration, Col. Collins, Colonel Eileen Collins

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