"Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It’s about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter. It is about laying the groundwork for others’ success, and then standing back and letting them shine. It was time for me to do that. It was time to be a commander."
- Read more from our exclusive excerpt from Chris Hadfield’s new book, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth: http://ow.ly/pCzxQ High-res

"Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It’s about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter. It is about laying the groundwork for others’ success, and then standing back and letting them shine. It was time for me to do that. It was time to be a commander."

- Read more from our exclusive excerpt from Chris Hadfield’s new book, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth: http://ow.ly/pCzxQ