6 min

BONUS: A leadership lesson from JFK's moonshot Aim Higher: The podcast with purpose

    • Management

July 24th marks the anniversary of Apollo 11 astronauts returning safely to earth after successfully landing and walking on the moon.  In today's quick-hit bonus episode of Aim Higher, Skip discusses how President John F. Kennedy's famous "moonshot" speech that lead to that historical moment uses attributes of classic goal setting by a leader.


“I believe that this Nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth.”


It was specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-based.  Skip explains why the seven most important  words that President Kennedy uses in his famed speech are often overlooked.

July 24th marks the anniversary of Apollo 11 astronauts returning safely to earth after successfully landing and walking on the moon.  In today's quick-hit bonus episode of Aim Higher, Skip discusses how President John F. Kennedy's famous "moonshot" speech that lead to that historical moment uses attributes of classic goal setting by a leader.


“I believe that this Nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth.”


It was specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-based.  Skip explains why the seven most important  words that President Kennedy uses in his famed speech are often overlooked.

6 min