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Making a Difference: Stories of Vision and Courage from America's Leaders

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One of the most captivating heroes of the last decade and the author of the New York Times bestseller Highest Duty explores the nature of leadership with some of America's best and brightest

At a time of political polarization and economic turmoil, we yearn for superior leadership. Few have demonstrated this trait better than Captain "Sully" Sullenberger, a man who embodies
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published May 15th 2012 by William Morrow
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Robert Hill
This book is the most relevant book I have read during the last year. It may seem silly to some that a retired person be reading about Leadership. I have really had a life long interest in leaders and history. I never served in the military but I participated in a high school ROTC program. The motto of ROTC is "To Learn To Lead". That program provided me with confidence I would otherwise not possessed. So this book is relevant about leadership and should be required reading for those aspiring to ...more
Suneel Dhand
This book by Captain Sullenberger, the hero of flight 1549, goes through the life stories of eleven inspirational people who have made a huge difference in their respective fields. The book focusses particularly on the component of leadership that has guided their endeavors.

I was particularly fascinated and inspired by the stories of Lieutenant Colonel Tammy Duckworth (a military heroine and now a political figure), Michelle Rhee (schools crusader), Sue Sheridan (fighting for more safety in heal
This is one of the best books I have ever read. It is a series of stories and interviews of great U.S. leaders in recent years and it provides great insight into what makes a great leader. It covers a broad gauntlet of people including: USCG Admiral Thad Allen, Police Commissioner William Bratton, LTC Tammy Duckworth USA, Gov. Jennifer Granholm, NASA CEO Gene Kranz, Baseball manager Tony LaRussa, Educator Michelle Rhee, Mother Sue Sheridan, COSCO CEO John Sinegal and others. The book provides Le ...more
I picked this book up at the school library as it looked interesting. “Sully” Sullenberger as on the cover-the pilot who rescued US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River! In his book he explores the questions of – Where do the best leaders come from? How do the most successful and creative truly lead, motivate, and inspire? He interviewed men and women from a variety of fields and told their stories. He talked to Tony La Russa (baseball manager), Gene Kramz (NASA) Michelle Rhee (Founder of New ...more
I started reading this book in October. It was borrowed from the library and I renewed it, but had to return it afterwards, not yet finished. After my schedule got a bit less crazy, I took it out again and have again renewed it. I can read books quickly, but this one was to important to me to race through. I've read several chapters several times and anticipate reading this book again in the future.

Written by Chesley (Sully) Sullenberger, the US Air pilot who successfully landed his disabled pla
Maria E
The key thought I had listening to this book was - "Is it possible to appreciate leadership traits in someone who isn't on your side of the political aisle?"

I wanted to be inspired not told that my political party is the reason that people have to be courageous. The political diatribe wasn't necessary when talking about baseball coaching or non-politicians. The Costco section was the only chapter where I don't recall an overt political rant- unless you count the segment on Costco's self-funded m
To me, this book was just OK. I had thoroughly enjoyed his previous book, "Highest Duty: My Search For What Really Matters" so I had been looking forward to reading (listening to) this one. While I have a lot of respect for Sully, and I do think this book was very well-written, it made nowhere near the impact on me as did his previous book. I just couldn't identify with all the subjects and all the crap about leadership. I'm aware that most other reviewers have rated it much higher, but again, t ...more
This was a book required for one of my classes. To me, it was an ok book. The stories were fairly interesting, however the attributes on being a leader I was already familiar with so....
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Chesley Burnett "Sully" Sullenberger III is an American airline transport pilot (ATP), safety expert, and accident investigator from Danville, California,who successfully carried out the emergency ditching of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River, offshore from Manhattan, New York City, on January 15, 2009, thus saving the lives of the 155 people on the aircraft. He is an international speake ...more
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