In this fast-reading and illuminating expanded edition of the bestselling world-renowned leadership expert Michael Useem deepens his examination of 15 mission-critical principles for leaders. Based on the lessons from astonishing stories, solid research, and years of leadership development work with a wide array of companies and organizations in the United States and abroad, Useem presents todays leaders with 15 guiding principles that form the core of the Leaders Checklist, which will help you develop your ability to make good and timely decisions in unpredictable and stressful environments for those moments when leadership really matters. To illustrate how the Leaders Checklist can assist leaders, Useem zeroes in on accounts of extraordinary leaders who rose to the challenge, including Laurence Golbornes role in the triumphant rescue of 33 miners in Chile, Joseph Pfeifers remarkable heroism as the first FDNY Fire Chief to take command at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and Union officer Joshua Lawrence Chamberlains transformative actions after the Confederate armys surrender. He also explores the colossal failure of AIG, one of the greatest corporate collapses in business history. First published exclusively as an ebook; and now also available in print; this updated and expanded edition features a new preface by the author and three new Knowledge@Wharton interviews with: Laurence Golborne, Chiles Minister of Mining, on leading the rescue operation of 33 miners trapped in the San Jos Mine Joseph Pfeifer, New York City Fire Departments Chief of Counterterrorism and Emergency Preparedness, on being the first Battalion Chief to take command at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The author on why he wrote The Leaders Checklist and what he has learned about the most vital items on the checklist from his recent leadership development work with more than a dozen companies and organizations.