Leaders Forged in Crisis

Leaders Forged in Crisis

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Avoiding Taxes, Starving Education to Feed Retirement

Episode: Avoiding Taxes, Starving Education to Feed Retirement

  • Nov 9, 2017
  • 25:42 mins

Guest: Nancy Koehn, PhD, Historian, Harvard Business School, Author, “Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times” Tense and turbulent times like the ones we now live in call for a special kind of leader, wouldn’t you agree?  Harvard Business School historian Nancy Koehn believes the leaders we need are really just ordinary people who’ve become capable of doing extraordinary things. Leaders are made, not born, she argues. Her new book explores the stories of five such leaders from history – polar explorer Earnest Shackleton, President Abraham Lincoln, abolitionist Frederick Douglass, Nazi-resisting clergyman Dietrich Bonhoeffer and environmental crusader Rachel Carson.