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Leadership Moment - Michael Useem

Paperback Published: 2nd November 1999
ISBN: 9780812932300
Number Of Pages: 329

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Are you ready for the leadership moment?

Merck's Roy Vagelos commits millions of dollars to develop a drug needed only by people who can't afford it · Eugene Kranz struggles to bring the Apollo 13 astronauts home after an explosion rips through their spacecraft · Arlene Blum organizes the first women's ascent of one of the world's most dangerous mountains · Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain leads his tattered troops into a pivotal Civil War battle at Little Round Top · John Gutfreund loses Salomon Brothers when his inattention to a trading scandal almost topples the Wall Street giant · Clifton Wharton restructures a $50 billion pension system direly out of touch with its customers · Alfredo Cristiani transforms El Salvador's decade-long civil war into a negotiated settlement · Nancy Barry leads Women's World Banking in the fight against Third World poverty · Wagner Dodge faces the decision of a lifetime as a fast-moving forest fire overtakes his firefighting crew

"Gripping adventure and actionable advice . . . Useem not only takes us into the experiences of others but also draws out striking lessons."--Fast Company "One thoughtful work like this is worth a ton of new-age, self-help tomes that are high on fluff and low on scholarship."--San Francisco Chronicle

"A really good story is a time-honored way to show how leaders respond to extreme challenges [and] that's what Michael Useem delivers."--USA Today

Introduction: The Leadership Momentp. 3
Roy Vagelos Attacks River Blindnessp. 10
Wagner Dodge Retreats in Mann Gulchp. 43
Eugene Kranz Returns Apollo 13 to Earthp. 65
Arlene Blum Ascends Annapurnap. 94
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Defendsp. 127
Clifton Wharton Restructures TIAA-CREFp. 153
John Gutfreund Loses Salomon Inc.p. 178
Nancy Barry Builds Women's World Bankingp. 208
Alfredo Cristiani Ends El Salvador's Civil Warp. 234
Conclusion: Vision plus Actionp. 263
A Leader's Guidep. 273
Notesp. 283
Sourcesp. 289
Acknowledgmentsp. 303
Indexp. 307
Photographsp. 329
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ISBN: 9780812932300
ISBN-10: 0812932307
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 329
Published: 2nd November 1999
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 13.9  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition