What qualities make a good public leader? How much does modern leadership rely on image and how much on tangible skills? With low public approval of leaders in every sector, how do we restore trust in leadership and institutions?
Leadership is not about opportunism or winning at any cost, argue Harvard Kennedy School Dean Doug Elmendorf and Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria. It is about advancing the common good and making a difference in the world.
Emergency planning and multi-agency response efforts helped mitigate some of the catastrophic impacts from Hurricane Harvey, yet the devastation caused by the storm will be felt in south Texas for years to come. Arnold Howitt and Dutch Leonard provide their perspectives on the storm, the massive disaster response efforts that it spawned, and the prospects for recovery in the region.
Equips leaders involved in crisis management at the federal, state, and local level with the skills and analytical frameworks necessary to successfully manage, survive, and recover from unexpected events.