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A Leader In The Cave: How The Thai Soccer Coach Made Rescue Possible

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Jul 18, 2018 11:00 pm
  • 24:49

Guest: Nancy Koehn, PhD, Historian, Professor of History, Harvard Business School, Author, “Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times”  The 12 young soccer players and their coach who were rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand spoke publicly for the first time today about their ordeal. It was miraculous how an international team of cavers, divers and Thai Navy Seals somehow managed to get every single one of the boys and their young coach out through two-and-a-half miles of flooded, pitch-black passages so tight in some spots they had to remove their oxygen tanks to squeeze through. But a major contribution to the miraculous rescue came from the team’s coach, who managed to keep his players calm, focused and alive.