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Seven Lessons for Leading in Crisis

Bill George

9780470531877
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Format: Hardcover, 160pp.
ISBN: 9780470531877
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Pub. Date: September 8, 2009

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One of the country's most trusted leaders offers time-tested and real world advice for leading in economic hard times

From business giant Bill George, the acclaimed author of Wall Street Journal's bestseller True North, comes the just-in-time guide for anyone in a leadership position facing today's unprecedented economic challenges. The former CEO of Medtronic draws from his own in-the-trenches experience and lessons from leaders (representing an array of companies) who have weathered tough economic storms. With straight talk and clear directions, George shows leaders specifically what they must do to become strong leaders and survive any crisis. His seven lessons include: Face Reality, Starting with Yourself; Never Waste a Good Crisis; and Be Aggressive: This is Your Best Chance to Win in the Market. Seven Lesson for Leading in Crisis is a survival kit for anyone in a leadership position.
  • A concise handbook for applying proven leadership lessons in tough times
  • Written by Bill George one of America's most trusted business leaders and author of True North and Authentic Leadership
  • Offers realistic actions leaders can take to put their companies on the right long-term path
Seven Lesson for Leading in Crisis gives leaders a solid strategy for staying the course.


 
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Bill George is a professor of management practice at Harvard Business School, where he has taught leadership since 2004. He is the author of three best-selling books True North, Finding Your True North, and Authentic Leadership.



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Foreword by Warren Bennis
 
Introduction The Ultimate Test of Your Leadership
Lesson #1 Face Reality, Starting with Yourself
Lesson #2 Don't be Atlas, Get the World Off Your Shoulders
Lesson #3 Dig Deep for the Root Cause
Lesson #4 Get Ready for the Long Haul
Lesson #5 Never Waste a Good Crisis
Lesson #6 You're in the Spotlight: Don't Lose Track of True North
Lesson #7 Go on Offense, Focus on Winning
Conclusion Crisis May Be Your Defining Moment
 
Appendix Leaders Featured in 7 Lessons
References
Further Study
Acknowledgements
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