The Johnson Space Center is NASA's center for spaceflight training, research and mission control. Its workforce of 15,000 includes a hundred astronauts, hundreds of scientists and thousands of engineers. It is perhaps the most exhilarating organization in the world - and at times the most daunting. Lieutenant General "Beak" Howell was the Director of the Space Center when the worst imaginable thing happened: the Columbia shuttle explosion in 2003. It was a demanding test of leadership, but one that Beak was uniquely qualified to meet after a career of profound - and often astounding - experiences. In this fascinating session, he shares the challenges and lessons learned that led to his legendary "Beak's Rules of Leadership".