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The power of host leadership – last to leave the sinking ship

The recent tragic events surrounding the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia, which ran aground and capsized off the island of Giglio earlier this month, have shown the power of the host-as-leader metaphor.  The captain, Francesco Schettino, is under house arrest accused, amongst other things, of abandoning the ship while hundreds of passengers remained on board.  Schettino’s claims that he fell into a lifeboat will no doubt be examined by a court in due course. Continue reading