BP's Oil Spill

Spaeth, Merrie
October 2010
Leadership Excellence Essentials;Oct2010, Vol. 27 Issue 10, p19
The author discusses lessons for leaders that can be gleaned from the oil spill crisis in the Gulf of Mexico. He cites that practicing operational scenarios is not sufficient but communication scenarios should be practiced as well. He suggests to establish expectations at the beginning that things will change and to begin talking with people on the ground have be visible in the community. He advises to acquire the most advanced message/media/spokesman training available and to hire validating third parties before a crisis.


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