Sep
10
 

Leadership lessons from deep in a copper mine

Leadership lessons from deep in a copper mine

Everyone is all too familiar with the amazing story of survival coming out of Chile. Thirty-three miners trapped in a copper mine half a mile below the surface after a collapse on August 5th. Just as most had given up hope, rescue workers discovered a note tied to a drilling tube that read: “We are fine in the refuge, the 33.” Few of us can imagine surviving such an ordeal, let alone using our leadership and teaming skills to thrive, yet that is what these 33 men are doing as they wait for what could be 4 months before they can be reached and brought to safety.

Read more about these men, the leaders among them, and the team processes they have put in place to care for each other, work together, and survive in this New York Times article by Alexei Barrionuevo.

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