Making a Difference by Captain Chesley B. Sullenberger, III

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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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Captain Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger III is a retired airline pilot and safety expert from Danville, California, who has become a source of inspiration and hope for millions after his successful emergency water landing of a damaged commercial aircraft on the Hudson River. He was named Outstanding Cadet in Airmanship in his graduating class at the Air Force Academy, holds two masters degrees and a honorary Doctorate of Letters from Purdue University. He has been dedicated to the pursuit of safety for his entire adult life, and has used his knowledge and experience to help improve aviation safety, testifying before Congress about the safety and professional concerns of airline pilots. Sullenberger is a sought after public speaker addressing many worldwide corporations on topics including risk management, personal growth, disaster preparedness, teamwork, courage and motivation. He has also been involved in applying aviation safety methods to patient safety in medicine. Sullenberger 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 believes in fighting for the common man, whether that person is a crewmember or a passenger, and he is that rare breed, someone who quietly and modestly leads by example. His autobiography Highest Duty was a New York Times bestseller.
Published January 1, 1976 by Crowell. 313 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Children's Books. Non-fiction
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