Five Leadership Lessons from the Gulf Oil Spill That You Won’t Learn in Business School

Siegel just wrote a brilliant article on the Huffington Post – Five Leadership Lessons from the Gulf Oil Spill That You Won’t Learn in Business School

Well worth the reading.

Gill McCorkindale discusses leadership and the lack thereof as demonstrated in the manmade disaster in the Gulf of Mexico that was precipitated by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig

1. Crises expose dysfunctional cultures.
2. Leaders must recognize when a crisis can’t be spun.
3. Leaders need to work together rather than scoring points or deflecting blame.
4. Leaders are there to serve their companies, people and communities.
5. True leadership exists beyond title and office.

Siegal’s spin on those five hard learned lessons from Katrina.

1. Have nothing to hide
2. Tell the truth.
3. Be humble and contrite.
4. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
5. Understand the true meaning of national security.

RP Siegel is co-author of Vapor Trails, a story about an oil company, a spill, and a lesson learned.

Link to article:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rp-siegel/five-leadership-lessons-f_b_637786.html

Taken from the daily blog at: http://www.reliefvolunteers.com/hancockdailyblog.html 

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