The Leadership Moment: Nine True Stories of Triumph and Disaster and Their Lessons for Us All (Paperback)

By Michael Useem, Warren G. Bennis (Foreword by), Warren G. Bennis (Introduction by)
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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

About the Author


Michael Useem is professor of sociology and management at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Warren Bennis is Vice President for Academic Developmental the State University of New York at Buffalo. Until September 1969 he was Provost of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Administration at the same university. Professor Bennis is an internationally recognized scholar of organizational behavior, having written or edited many books and articles on leadership, motivation and change in large-scale, complex organizations. His knowledge and experience in this area have resulted in his serving as a consultant with numerous private and public enterprises, including the U.S. Department of State, the National Institute of Mental Health and the United Nations.

Among his recent works are "The Temporary Society "and "Organization Development: Its Nature, Origins and Prospects."



Warren Bennis is Vice President for Academic Developmental the State University of New York at Buffalo. Until September 1969 he was Provost of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Administration at the same university. Professor Bennis is an internationally recognized scholar of organizational behavior, having written or edited many books and articles on leadership, motivation and change in large-scale, complex organizations. His knowledge and experience in this area have resulted in his serving as a consultant with numerous private and public enterprises, including the U.S. Department of State, the National Institute of Mental Health and the United Nations.

Among his recent works are "The Temporary Society "and "Organization Development: Its Nature, Origins and Prospects."

Praise For…


"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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780812932300
ISBN-10: 0812932307
Publisher: Crown Business
Publication Date: November 2nd, 1999
Pages: 336
Language: English