Doug Swanson served as an officer in the U.S. Navy and is a Partner at Lead Star. He was CIO for the Navy Reserve, Director of Global Network Operations for all Navy networks, and Senior Director at Hewlett Packard, where he led a team of over 3,000 people across the country in operating and securing the Navy’s intranet. Angie Morgan served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and is the co-founder of Lead Star, where she advises executives on strategy, organizational development, and talent management initiatives. She is co-author of the best-selling business books "Leading from the Front" and "Spark: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 2017).
The ability to act decisively, communicate clearly and keep teams focused is critical to leading successfully in and through a crisis. But even more critical is how they have “made ready” the organization long beforehand.