Quiet leadership is by example

WESTBOROUGH, MA October 10, 2015 Sitting on a plane headed to Washington DC for the weekend.  We are diverted to a parking spot between the take off runway and the active arrival strip – right between the numbers.  We are instructed to relax as there is a weather system that prevents us from heading toward our destination.  Little else is known and the  pilot seems curt when he provides us updates.  “As soon as they let us know we will pass it along,” he snips. He is irritable but I wonder if there is something more?   I hate flying.

I can think of several ways this pilot may have informed the flying public as to the reason or reasons we are not taking off. Readers of this blog should know that honesty breeds trust.