The Hero of the Hudson

16 January 2009
After yesterday's extraordinary scenes in New York as a US Airways plane crash landed in the Hudson river, the pilot manning the jet has been dubbed 'The Hero of the Hudson'. Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger III was praised for his "masterful landing" after the airliner's two engines were hit by a flock of birds. Traffic controllers described Sullenberger as being "eerily calm" and it was also noted that he walked the plane twice, to check nobody was still on board during rescue efforts. All 155 passengers and crew survived. What leadership lessons can be learned from Sully? How can they be applied in the work place?
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