Here is an article of our Former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam at Wharton India Economic Forum, Philadelphia, March 22, 2008. A Leader Should Know How to Manage Failure Question: Mr Kalam was asked how leaders should manage failure?
Kalam Replied: Let me tell you about my experience. In 1973 I became theÂ project director of India’s satellite launch vehicle program, commonlyÂ called the SLV-3. Our goal was to put India’s ‘Rohini’ satellite into orbit byÂ 1980. I was given funds and human resources — but was told clearly thatÂ by 1980 we had to launch the satellite into space. Thousands of peopleÂ worked together in scientific and technical teams towards that goal.Â By 1979 — I think the month was August — we thought we were ready. Read more