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The Leadership Moment

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Written by Michael UseemAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Michael Useem
Foreword by Warren BennisAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Warren Bennis

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
  • Publisher: Crown Business
  • On Sale: November 2, 1999
  • Price: $16.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8129-3230-0 (0-8129-3230-7)
Also available as an eBook.
about this book

These inspiring and dramatic stories are for people in all walks of life--people who want to be ready when their own leadership is on the line and when their actions, large or small, will shape the future of others. You'll see:

Merck's Roy Vagelos committing hundreds of millions of dollars to develop and distribute a drug needed by people who can't afford it.
Eugene Kranz making split-second decisions as he struggles to bring the Apollo 13 astronauts home after an explosion rips through their aircraft
Arlene Blum organizing the first women's ascent of the Himalayan peak of Annapurna, one of the world's most dangerous mountains.
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain leading his tattered troops into a pivotal battle at Little Round Top, on the killing fields of Gettysburg
John Gutfreund losing Salomon Brothers when his inattention to a trading scandal almost topples the Wall Street Giant
Clifton Wharton restructuring a $50 billion pension system direly out of touch with its competition and its customers.

PRAISE FOR The Leadership Moment:

"Useem's remarkably engaging book is about leaders who make a difference--for good or for ill. The Leadership Moment is not only grand in its sweep but also practical. Reading it gives a new appreciation for the essential role of leadership in all of society's institutions, and it provides tangible insights for becoming better leaders ourselves."
--Donald C. Hambrick, Columbia business School; co-author of Strategic Leadership