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Forged in crisis : the power of courageous leadership in turbulent times, Nancy Koehn

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Forged in crisis : the power of courageous leadership in turbulent times
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Forged in crisis
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the power of courageous leadership in turbulent times
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Nancy Koehn
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eng
Summary
Ten years in the writing, Forged in Crisis presents five remarkable life journeys - those of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton; President Abraham Lincoln; legendary abolitionist Frederick Douglass; Nazi-resisting clergyman Dietrich Bonhoeffer; and environmental crusader Rachel Carson. What do such disparate figures have in common? Why do their stories speak to us so powerfully today? Koehn begins each of the book's five sections by showing her protagonist on the precipice of a great crisis: Shackleton marooned on an Antarctic ice floe with no hope of rescue; Lincoln on the verge of the collapse of the Union; Douglass threatened with a return to enslavement; Bonhoeffer agonizing on what a man of faith should do when faced with absolute evil; Carson racing against the clock (and cancer) in a bid to save the planet. Koehn then reaches back to each person's early years to show the individual blooming into the force he or she would ultimately become. Through their confronting of obstacles, we begin to glean an essential truth: leaders are not born but made, and the power to lead resides in each of us. The great question pressing on all of us is: What set of skills is required to lead in crisis, and can history give us answers?
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1959-
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Koehn, Nancy F.
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maps
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Shackleton, Ernest Henry
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Douglass, Frederick
  • Bonhoeffer, Dietrich
  • Carson, Rachel
  • Leadership
  • Success in business
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adult
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Forged in crisis : the power of courageous leadership in turbulent times, Nancy Koehn
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
p2251057812
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
517 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
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9781473674707
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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1 map
Label
Forged in crisis : the power of courageous leadership in turbulent times, Nancy Koehn
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251057812
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
517 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781473674707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
1 map

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