Ex-Ebola Czar Ron Klain: 5 management lessons from the Ebola outbreak

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Even in a digital age, nothing can replace the importance of face-to-face interactions when deadlines are tight. In mid-October 2014, when I was asked to serve as the first U.S.

Ebola Response Coordinator, America was gripped by Ebola fear. We had quickly gone from zero cases of the disease ever diagnosed on U.S. soil to four in a matter of days. Overseas, the epidemic raged in West Africa, with hundreds of new cases being reported each week in Liberia. Fast-forward to four months later, and we have not had a single new case of Ebola diagnosed on American soil in more than 100 days, and the new caseload in Liberia is less than five per week. How did we do it? Follow details on http://fortune.com/2015/02/25/ex-ebola-czar-ron-klain-5-management-lessons-from-the-ebola-outbreak/?utm_content=bufferd6234&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer