In the midst of the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 crisis, effective leadership is in great demand. Leslie Duke, CEO of Burns & McDonnell (who at the time served as regional president and general manager of the South Central Region for the firm), discusses the lessons she has learned from leading teams through a variety of difficulties including hurricanes, tumultuous financial markets and other industry-impacting events.




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Leslie Duke, PE, is CEO of Burns & McDonnell. Previously, she was general manager of the firm’s Houston regional office, where she led a team that delivers large infrastructure projects throughout the region. She was the chair of the infrastructure and resiliency committee with the Greater Houston Partnership.