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By Michael Useem

Named to The Washington Post’s 2011 checklist of top management Books.

In this fast-reading and illuminating multiplied variation of the bestselling Leader’s Checklist, world-renowned management professional Michael Useem deepens his exam of 15 mission-critical ideas for leaders.

Based at the classes from dazzling tales, reliable learn, and years of management improvement paintings with a wide range of businesses and organisations within the usa and in another country, Useem offers today’s leaders with 15 guiding rules that shape the center of the Leader’s list, so one can assist you boost your skill to make strong and well timed judgements in unpredictable and demanding environments—for these moments while management rather matters.

To illustrate how the Leader’s record might help leaders, Useem zeroes in on debts of notable leaders who rose to the problem, together with Laurence Golborne’s function within the successful rescue of 33 miners in Chile, Joseph Pfeifer’s awesome heroism because the first FDNY hearth leader to take command on the international alternate middle on September eleven, 2001, and Union officer Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain’s transformative activities after the accomplice army’s hand over. He additionally explores the substantial failure of AIG, one of many maximum company collapses in enterprise history.

First released completely as an ebook—and now additionally on hand in print—this up-to-date and multiplied version includes a new preface via the writer and 3 new [email protected] interviews with Laurence Golborne, Chile’s Minister of Mining, on major the rescue operation of 33 miners trapped within the San José Mine; Joseph Pfeifer, manhattan urban hearth Department’s leader of Counterterrorism and Emergency Preparedness, on being the 1st Battalion leader to take command on the international alternate heart on September eleven, 2001; and the writer on why he wrote The Leader’s record and what he has realized concerning the most crucial goods at the record from his contemporary management improvement paintings with greater than a dozen businesses and agencies.

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