Leadership in a Vacuum

Lessons from Memorial Hospital

Your Teaching Fellow

Mark Fagan
Mark Fagan

Mark Fagan is a Lecturer in Public Policy and former Senior Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard Kennedy School. Mr. Fagan teaches Operations Management, Spring Policy Exercise, and Lobbying: Theory, Practice, and Simulations in the degree program. In executive education programs, he teaches about strategy and cross boundary collaboration. Previously, he was a Lecturer in Law at Boston University School of Law where he taught Securitization, Lobbying and the Law, and Trust and Honesty in the Real World.

Course Outline

  Asia Leadership Forum 2018
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Seminar Description

Leadership in a Vacuum: Lessons From Memorial Hospital Following Hurricane Katrina

Effective leadership is difficult under the best of circumstance. During periods of crisis it is even more difficult; yet, this is when the need is greatest. Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana led to the flooding of the city with an associated loss of electricity, water and communications for more than 1 million people. Managing hospitals in the days following the hurricane was especially difficult. The session explores how a lack of formal leadership at Memorial Hospital impacted the lives of patients and medical staff and provides a road map for preventing leadership vacuums.


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