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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
Title
Forged in crisis
Title remainder
the power of courageous leadership in turbulent times
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Koehn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Presents a portrait of five extraordinary figures--Ernest Shackleton, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Rachel Carson--to illuminate how great leaders are made in times of adversity and the diverse skills they summon in order to prevail. Author Nancy Koehn begins each of the book<U+2019>s five sections 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. The narrative then reaches back to each person<U+2019>s childhood and shows the individual growing<U+2014>step by step<U+2014>into the person he or she will ultimately become. Significantly, as we follow each leader<U+2019>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 to lead courageously resides in each of us
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
CaOWTO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Koehn, Nancy F.
Dewey number
303.3/4092/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shackleton, Ernest Henry
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Douglass, Frederick
  • Bonhoeffer, Dietrich
  • Carson, Rachel
  • Leadership
Target audience
adult
Label
Forged in crisis : the power of courageous leadership in turbulent times, Nancy Koehn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, Internet addresses and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 517 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781501174445
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • 1843474
  • 863431
Label
Forged in crisis : the power of courageous leadership in turbulent times, Nancy Koehn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, Internet addresses and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 517 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781501174445
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • 1843474
  • 863431

Library Locations

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      54 Church St., St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R7K2, CA
      43.1603307 -79.2460639
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