SUMMER 2011 • VOLUME 24, NUMBER 3
Nationwide, the tally has grown beyond 520 deaths. By MIKE SMITH
Special Pullout Section
12 – Are You Prepared To Lead?
According to one definition, leadership is the art
of motivating a group of people to act
towards achieving a common goal. Half of
us will debate the fact that leadership is an
“art” while the other half will debate it being
a “science.” But, no matter what side of the
fence you sit on, everyone would agree that
good leadership significantly impacts an organizations ability to achieve its goal(s). And think
about it, when we are in the midst of a crisis, isn’t
that the time we really want strong, solid leadership the most? Don’t we want someone who steps
forward when things are bad and brings order out of
chaos. Might that be you? By TIM BONNO
16 – The Silver Lining in Japan
The earthquake, tsunami, and ongoing radiation threat of
“3/11” have delivered a telling triple blow to the people of
Japan. With more than 15,000 confirmed dead and nearly
9,000 still missing, the loss of life, the physical destruction,
and the human suffering caused by the events of March 11,
2011, have taken their toll on both the psyche and the economy.
Nature has once again revealed its power in a humbling way.
By SHINJI HOSOTSUBO & NATHAN LEE RHODEN
20 – Wild Radiation Speculation Unfounded
As the situation has progressed, there has been more than adequate media speculation on the
damage to the nuclear power plants at Fukushima Dai-ichi. By Dr. TOM PHELAN
22 – Lessons Learned from the Japan Earthquake
On March 11, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake rocked the main island of Honshu Japan. The earthquake, tsunami and its aftermath caused devastating human, social and economic damage.
People around the world were stunned by video of exploding nuclear power plant buildings,
demolished cities and personal accounts of the tragedy. By PATRICK BRENNAN
28 – Deadliest Tornado Season in 50 years
Tornado season 2011 is the worst since 1953. And, like 1953, major tornadoes occurred well
outside of “Tornado Alley.” Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Alabama were all hard-hit this
year. We saw the worst loss of life in a single tornado (Joplin, Mo.) in more than half a century.
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COVER — Leadership
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Page 28 — Tornadoes
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