Leadership: The 5 Pillars of Impactful Leadership
She shared, with surprising calm, that the winds had brought down three immense Cedar trees at the entrance of Brandon Hall’s campus and that she could not get home. I advised her to park somewhere off campus grounds and wait for me to drive my car as close to them as I could. When I arrived, the impasse was as she described, and all access to and from our campus was blocked. I helped them over the trees and they landed safely in my vehicle. My mind then pivoted to one of those leadership moments. How would we restore access to and from campus in the midst of a dangerous storm? What measures could we take to ensure safety for all our faculty and student residents? What kinds of communications to our internal and external community would be most effective, authentic, and reassuring?
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