Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger joins Jennifer Granholm in ‘The War Room’ tonight to talk about one thing the two of them have in common: being leaders. Best known for the 2009 “miracle on the Hudson,” Sullenberger is the pilot who successfully landed US Airways flight 1549 on the Hudson River six minutes after take-off, when the plane encountered a flock of Canadian geese that disabled the engines. No one was hurt.
Prior to being a commercial pilot, Sullenberger served as an Air Force fighter pilot and eventually become a captain. He also served as a flight instructor, safety chairman and accident investigator. He holds two master’s degrees and runs a safety-consulting firm called Safety Reliability Methods.
A glance at his resume reveals the natural leader in Sullenberger – and given his track record, he really is one. In just one example, he has now written a book on the topic: Making a Difference. Sullenberger travelled the country and uncovered what it takes to lead and inspire people. He interviewed people including political economist Robert Reich, professor and former chancellor of the Washington, D.C., public school district Michelle Rhee, former Major League Baseball manager Tony La Russa, and our own Jennifer Granholm, with whom he discussed her two terms as governor of Michigan in the midst of the state’s economic crisis. Here’s an excerpt of his interview with Jennifer where she talks about some of the programs she started during her term as governor, like the the No Worker Left Behind program, which gave unemployed and underemployed residents the chance to attend schools to receive training in new industries.
Tonight Sullenberger will be live in the ‘The War Room’ studio to review it all with Jennifer on what it takes to be a good leader. Join us at 9 EST/6 PST only on Current TV!