I was not impressed by the leadership style of Alanna Powell, executive director of Humboldt Made, as described in the article "A Comedy of Errors" (June 6).
From a leadership perspective, it's shockingly bad form to blame your staff, as in, "I was told by my staff that we had submitted it." Not only will that damage staff relations, it's obvious she's trying to deflect responsibility. For her not to personally confirm that the document (on which the future of her organization depended) was finalized and submitted on time, defies belief.
Either Ms. Powell is dishonest, incompetent or both. Better to hire the Virginia firm.
Louisa Rogers, Eureka