US Airways Capt. Chesley Sullenberger felt his stomach sink when his engines quit, yet he kept his head and saved all on board. According to Politico, this is Lesson 1: "You can't lead from the fetal position." Sully remained open to alternatives and didn't distract himself with thoughts of his passengers. Writer Eamon Javers sees another teaching in this: Don't worry about public opinion. "What's scary about the Sully model is that you only know if it works after the fact," Javers writes. "Until the moment of impact, everyone -- co-pilot, crew, passengers -- is operating on faith."
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