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What your company can learn from NASA tragedies
January 29, 2014
Brigham Young University business professor Peter Madsen has been researching how NASA recognizes "near-miss" events ever since the Columbia space shuttle was destroyed in flight 11 years ago Saturday. A new study co-authored by Madsen finds recognition of near-misses goes up when leaders emphasize project significance and weigh safety over other goals.
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