A Good Call

Leaders always take well-thought and smart decisions to enhance efficiency and productivity. They not only receive fast and intelligent decisions instead communicate those decisions transparently to the followers. In making decisions, leaders make sure that their decisions are open to constructive feedback and accountable to the public. Once they make a calculated decision, they stand by their choices despite all sorts of difficulties and criticisms. As the founder of Pakistan famously said, “Think a hundred times before you take a decision, but once that decision is taken; stand by it as one man.”On the 15th January 2009, US Airways flight 1549 lost control of the both engines shortly after setting off from La Guardia Airport. It was a large flock of geese who led to this undesirable situation. The plain was led by Chelsey Sullenberger, who had to take a quick decision to save the lives of passengers. He realized well in time that he would not be able to make it back to the airport. He diverted the plain to the Hudson River and saved the lives of 155 passengers and working staff. Through this entire nerve testing situation, he remained calm at all times, despite describing it as ‘the worst sickening, pit-of-your-stomach, falling-through-the-floor feeling’, he had ever experienced. He did not leave the plane until he made sure that no one is left behind in the plane.

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