The Titanic disaster is one of the most familiar stories there is. It has been called the greatest news story of modern times. One hundred years later, historians are still arguing about what could have or should have been done to prevent the sinking of the “unsinkable” ship and the drowning of more than fifteen hundred passengers and crew.
The massive investigations that followed the event resulted in host of new laws and safety improvements to ships, including better hull and rudder design, safety drills for passengers, lifeboat requirements, better exit routes, and radio communications laws.
But while all these strategic, technical, and legal improvements undoubtedly saved lives in the years to come, they didn’t address the catastrophe’s fundamental cause - a failure in leadership.
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