Today was an incredible day at Yale SOM. One of the classes I’m taking is Managing Global Catastrophes, taught by Jeffrey Garten. We’re studying lessons of leadership from extremely difficult crises like The Asian Tsunami, AIDS, the famine in Somalia, SARS, 9/11, and Fukushima (to name a few).
Today we had the pleasure of meeting with:
- The International Rescue Committee – George Biddle, Michael Kocher, and Gerry Martone.
- Admiral Thad Allen
- General George Casey
It was amazing to hear from them about their experiences inspiring those around them. From trying to end famine in Somalia, the tough decisions about capping the BP Oil Spill, and changing the culture in the army around PTSD, it was an incredible lesson in how to inspire and lead large organizations through some of their toughest days.
It was one of those days where I stop and think about how lucky I am to be a part of Yale SOM.