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Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times

Autor: Koehn, Nancy

Editorial: Scribner Book Company

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Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times : Harvard Business School historian Nancy Koehn, examines five masters of crisis: explorer Ernest Shackleton; Abraham Lincoln; abolitionist Frederick Douglass; Nazi-resisting clergyman Dietrich Bonhoeffer; and environmental crusader Rachel Carson.

What do such disparate figures have in common? Why do their extraordinary stories continue to amaze and inspire? Nancy Koehn offers a remarkable template by which to measure our aspirations and, also, to judge those in our time to whom we've given our trust.

Featuring "five stand-alone case studies that are well-written and interesting" (The New York Times), Koehn begins each section by showing her protagonist on the precipice of a great crisis: Shackleton marooned on an Antarctic ice floe; Lincoln on the verge of seeing the Union collapse; escaped slave Douglass facing possible capture; Bonhoeffer agonizing over how to counter absolute evil with faith; Carson racing against the cancer ravaging her in a bid to save the planet. Readers then learn about each person's childhood and see the individual growing - step by step - into the person he or she will ultimately become. Significantly, as we follow each leader's against-all-odds journey, we begin to glean an essential truth: leaders are not born but made. In a book dense with epiphanies, the most galvanizing one may be that the power and courage to lead resides in each of us.


Categoría   Sub-Categoría
Biografía y Autobiografía   Historical
Negocios y Economia   Leadership
Biografía y Autobiografía   Political

ISBN 13:9781501174445
ISBN 10:1501174444
Formato:Tapa Dura
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:517
Tamaño:9.50" l x 6.50" w x 1.50" h
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