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Hurricane Katrina resulted in a tragic humanitarian disaster due to a decades-long combination of government action and inaction. In this sense, it was a preventable disaster.
This case focuses on the long and short-term factors that contributed to making Hurricane Katrina a humanitarian emergency in the City of New Orleans.
Mapping can become, with the use of this note, a systematic and theoretically sound tool for managers and leaders, one of the basic building blocks of sound leadership analysis and development of organizational strategies and management tactics.
Leaders and managers are subject to competing outside pressures and forces that can enable or block their ability to make progress.
Harvard's Joseph S. Nye, a senior public policy professor with an extensive background in high-level public service, outlines ten critical considerations to apply in urging higher-ups toward action.
Writing a successful action memo to a superior requires not just attention to the generic features of the form, but consideration of critical factors that affect the reader's reception and resultin