Michael Tougias

Co-Author, The Finest Hours

Introducing Loss Control Forum’s Special After Dinner Speaker: Michael Tougias

  • Leadership Lessons from The Finest Hours

    Michael Tougias, co-author of The Finest Hours, chronicles the gripping story of a daring Coast Guard rescue off Cape Cod in 1952. Our audience will see slides of the storm, the sinking tankers, the rescues, the victims, the survivors and the heroes of this historic event. Tougias describes the harrowing attempts to rescue the seamen, focusing on four young Coast Guardsmen who must overcome insurmountable odds to save the lives of 32 crewmen stranded aboard the stern of the Pendleton. Tougias shares the leadership and decision-making lessons from this event that can help all of us in our job performance.

    The author also discusses how the true life hero of this story overcame adversity in his professional career to go on to achieve real success.