I don't know about you but I watched the recent Netflix documentary on the now infamous Fyre Festival with an equal mix of both horror and morbid curiosity. The actions and requests of the man in charge (Billy McFarland) were the best lesson in how NOT to lead that I think I have ever seen.
Whilst some of the things in the documentary are challenging to watch (and to believe actually happened) I urge you to watch and take from it some key leadership lessons, namely; honesty, having integrity and knowing when to admit defeat and move on.
As with all business endeavours, chances are that something is going to go wrong. What defines the success or failure of the leadership is how it deals with this. Obviously ensuring that all eventualities are covered is a given – something that McFarland and Fyre failed spectacularly to achieve – yet good leadership is defined by swift and effective damage control measures when the worst happens.