Former President of India A P J Abdul Kalam: A leader should know how to Manage Failure
Could you give an example, from your own experience, of how leaders should manage failure?
By 1979 - I think the month was August - we thought we were ready. As the project director, I went to the control center for the launch. At four minutes before the satellite launch, the computer began to go through the checklist of items that needed to be checked. One minute later, the computer program put the launch on hold; the display showed that some control components were not in order.