Do you act to produce short-term gains (at the possible expense of long-term gains) or long-term gains (with possible short-term pain)? That's the question at the heart of many leadership conundrums. Last week El Salvador became the first country to ban metal mining, of all types, within its borders in order to try to salvage its water supply. El Salvador is the second-most densely populated country in the Western Hemisphere (after Haiti) yet more than 90% of its surface water is contaminated by toxic chemicals, waste, and heavy metals. www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/mar/30/el-salvador-makes-history-first-nation-to-impose-blanket-ban-on-metal-mining
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