HCBE Faculty Articles

Title

Executive Interview. From the Mission Control Room to the Board Room: Interview with the Director of Mission Operations of NASA, Johnson Space Center, Paul Sean Hill

Document Type

Article

Date

4-1-2015

Publication Title

Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship

ISSN or ISBN

1077-1158

Volume

20

Issue

2

First Page

112

Last Page

118

Description

Paul Sean Hill is a public speaker and executive consultant focusing on universal leadership challenges like risk management, critical thinking, and leading change. His passion is showing how any organization can leverage the core ideas and leadership values from Mission Control whether the goal is to strengthen working level decision making and leadership, actively steward a leadership culture, or deliberately engage executives in strategic decision making and change. Paul was the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Director of Mission Operations from 2007 through 2014. He was responsible for all aspects of NASA's manned spaceflight mission planning, flight controller and astronaut training, and Mission Control. Before this, Paul held a number of senior leadership positions including Deputy Manager of the Extravehicular Activity Office, Manager of Shuttle Operations, and Deputy Director of Mission Operations. Paul also served as a Space Shuttle and International Space Station Flight Director from 1996 through 2005, leading the flight control team in flight preparation and execution from Mission Control. He supported 24 missions as a Flight Director with his final assignment as the Lead Shuttle Flight Director for the return-to-flight on STS-114.

DOI

10.9774/GLEAF.3709.2015.ap.00009

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