• The Leadership Moment

  • Nine True Stories of Triumph and Disaster and Their Lessons for Us All
  • By: Michael Useem
  • Narrated by: Suzie Althens, Walter Dixon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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The Leadership Moment

By: Michael Useem
Narrated by: Suzie Althens,Walter Dixon
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Are you ready for the leadership moment? Learn valuable lessons from the stories of:

  • Merck's Roy Vagelos, who commits millions of dollars to develop a drug needed only by people who can't afford it
  • Eugene Kranz, who struggles to bring the Apollo 13 astronauts home after an explosion rips through their spacecraft
  • Arlene Blum, who organizes the first women's ascent of one of the world's most dangerous mountains
  • Nancy Barry, who leads Women's World Banking in the fight against Third World poverty
  • Wagner Dodge, who faces the decision of a lifetime as a fast-moving forest fire overtakes his firefighting crew

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struggled to finish

Struggled to finish, even though it shared great leadership principles. I did not connect with the stories about war. Also, the river blindness was so vividly medical it was hard to get through. Finally, the narrative & narration was very monotone.