As a follow up to his phenomenal New York Times bestselling memoir, Highest Duty, Captain Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger explores exactly what it takes to lead and inspire. In Making a Difference, one of the most captivating American heroes of this century—the courageous pilot who brought the crippled US Airways Flight 1549 safely down in New York’s Hudson River—engages some of the most accomplished men and women in the fields of technology, medicine, education, sports, philanthropy, finance, law, and the military in inspiring conversations on true leadership. With powerful thoughts and invaluable guidance from such notables as former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, legendary baseball manager Tony LaRussa, NASA Flight Director Eugene Kranz, and Gov. Jennifer Granholm, Making a Difference is a potential life-changer that stands with Katie Couric’s The Best Advice I Ever Got, Lee Iaococca’s Where Have All the Leaders Gone, Michael J. Fox’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future, and other classic volumes that celebrate human achievement and triumph over adversity.
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About the Author
Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger, III has been dedicated to the pursuit of safety for his entire adult life. While he is best known for serving as Captain during what has been called the "Miracle on the Hudson," Sullenberger is a speaker, aviation safety expert, and accident investigator, serves as the CBS News Aviation and Safety Expert, and is the founder and chief executive officer of Safety Reliability Methods, Inc., a company dedicated to management, safety, performance, and reliability consulting. He lives with his family in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Table of Contents
1 Admiral Thad Allen 8
2 John C. Bogle 37
3 William Bratton 63
4 Lieutenant Colonel Tammy Duckworth 87
5 Jennifer Granholm 112
6 Gene Kranz 146
7 Tony La Russa 175
8 Robert Reich 198
9 Michelle Rhee 226
10 Sue Sheridan 249
11 Jim Sinegal 274
Lessons in Leadership 302
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
An outstanding book. A best read. The author provides the avenue for individuals in America that have values and is a must read for excellent character traits in the business world and the average individual who aspires to live a life with values and respect. An excellent book.
PUrchases several of these Sullenberger books. Great short reads, impressive selections. Grads liked them.
Overall I enjoyed and was enriched by the book. There were a few chapters I skimmed, but overall I would recommend this to better understand the people who stepped forward and used leadership skills to solve problems.
'Bought for my 87 year-old dad in large print. Biographicial vignettes make it doable to read a little bit at a time. He thoroughly enjoyed this uplifting book.