Scary times, strong leadership?

Nov 1 2016

This article was written by Andrés Tapia and Kevin Cashman, and posted on KornFerry.com. 

Andrés Tapia is a senior client partner and global solutions leader in Korn Ferry’s Workforce Performance, Inclusion and Diversity Practice.  Kevin Cashman is a senior client partner in the CEO and Executive Development practice.

It was another Monday morning at Zeenu, a startup in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood.  Tired workers returning from the weekend gulping coffee.  Talk of the Giants football team eking out a victory.  As normal as you get.

Except of course, it wasn’t a normal morning.  In the same neighborhood, a bomb stashed inside a dumpster had exploded over the weekend, injuring more than two dozen people and generating a stream of unsettling news accounts.  Did Zeenu have a plan of action to help worried employees?  Would its managers have any organized response?

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