A consummate leader, Sully shares timeless management principles — including his credo of “leadership by personal example” — and the lessons from his life which prepared him to handle the unprecedented crisis presented by the “Miracle on the Hudson.” A 40-year accomplished pilot, instructor and aviation safety expert with over 20,000 flight hours, he discusses with audiences how education, teamwork, preparation and creating a culture of safety can improve any organization. Sully’s sound decision-making ability and strong personal commitment to improving an industry have helped him to emerge as a model by which others measure success.
Aviation and medicine are both high-stakes professions with little margin for error. While aircraft accidents produce mass casualties that capture our attention, medical accidents occur one by one at a rate of nearly 200,000 per year, a mortality rate that would shut down the airline industry. Drawing from his 43-year career as a pilot and safety expert, Sully discusses how the lessons learned by the aviation industry can be applied to improving the safety, quality and cost of health care.
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