The Narrative of Crisis: From Anticipation to Legacy

2013-05-14T14:55:28+00:00By |Meta-Leadership, Public Health|

A public memorial after the Boston bombings I spent several hours watching the first House hearing on the Boston bombings last week. Witnesses included retired Senator Joe Lieberman, Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, MA Undersecretary for Homeland Security Kurt Schwartz, and USC professor Erroll Southers. Watch and make your own judgements about this [...]

Reflecting on the Leadership and the Boston Bombings

2013-04-30T16:46:34+00:00By |Meta-Leadership, Public Health|

A memorial in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings We have studied crisis leadership for years. The Boston Marathon bombings brought the issue right to our backyard. We saw many instances of meta-leadership as well as the inevitable lessons to be carried forward to a future event. We wrote about our observations [...]

Renegotiating Global Health Leadership

2011-12-27T16:30:51+00:00By |Meta-Leadership, Public Health|

Humanitarians increasingly find themselves in conflict-stricken areas making their jobs more trying and dangerous than ever before.  Yet the need has never been greater: not only must they tackle the traditional challenges of infectious disease but now must also deal with "first world" maladies such as diabetes and obesity. In this piece originally published in [...]