Profiles in Audacity: Great Decisions and How They Are Made

If you are looking for a book which will inspire you in the area of decision making, then Profiles in Audacity: Great Decisions and How They Are Made is a good source of encouragement. Alan Axelrod has become noted for this kind of leadership genre writing. This work reveals the story behind the story concerning some important turning point decisions in history. The book features the anecdotal accounts of such well-known leaders like President Truman and his decision to use the atomic bomb at the end of World War II, General Eisenhower and his plans for the execution of the D-Day invasion and the non-violent protest philosophy of Indian leader, Gandhi. Other chronicles of decision-making are not as well known, but they are pivotal ones nonetheless. Axelrod helps the reader get inside the mind of each person in his or her context of the historical moment. This humanizes the individual and assists the reader in identifying with the critical decision as it is incarnated in experience. For those of us who are interested in the process of making important decisions, Profiles in Audacity will be practical inspiration and information.

Executive Director of Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions

State Missionary Rick Lance was elected in June of 1998 to serve as executive director of the State Board of Missions and treasurer of the Alabama Baptist Convention. Rick leads state missions efforts and facilitates Great Commission Ministries for the Convention's 3,200+ churches and more than one million Alabama Baptists.

Rick and his wife, Pam, are members at First Baptist Church, Montgomery. They have two daughters.

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