Let’s have another look at Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the pilot who ditched a commercial jetliner in the Hudson River with no loss of life, as a study of leadership in crisis. In a crisis, there's no time for debate. Just good training, quick orientation and assessment, calm decisions and immediate action. Five lessons we can take away:
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There’s nothing new about a marketing or ad campaign “going viral.” Back in the 1930s and 1940s, a woman named Josephine Mentzer built a beauty empire through viral tactics. You know her as Estée Lauder ...
In need of an “aha!” moment? If you’re a night owl, you’ll likely experience it in the morning. If you’re an early bird, inspiration might strike at day’s end. That’s because innovation and creativity are at their peak when we’re not at our best, with respect to our circadian rhythms.
By definition, a leader has to be out front. That’s why in hindsight it’s so easy to see how Peter Drucker, the foremost management guru of the 20th century, got off to an early lead: He was ahead of his time.
Employees who lose their jobs have an incentive to sue—and they’ll often look for evidence of discrimination to form the basis of their lawsuits. But to win in court, employees have to show they were meeting their employer’s legitimate expectations. That’s hard to do if the employer can show the employee admitted her shortcomings.