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Seven Lessons for Leading in Crisis

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  • Posted January 25, 2010

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    Guidebook on what to do when crisis hits

    Business legend Bill George learned about corporate crisis firsthand as a novice manager in his 20s. His timing was impeccable: The day before he began a new job as Litton Industries' assistant general manager for microwave ovens, the U.S. surgeon general announced that microwave ovens posed a potential health risk. When George arrived at Litton's Minneapolis office for his first day on the job, the place was in bedlam. If the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had ordered Litton to take its only product off the market, the company would have gone under - and George would have been out of a job. For nine months, he worked around the clock with Litton's engineers to make sure its microwave ovens could meet tough new FDA standards. What a welcome to the business big leagues! In his book on corporate crises, George says calamities either make or break executives. Litton's microwave crisis did not break George. He went on to a storied career as a respected CEO and a professor at Harvard's School of Business. getAbstract recommends his wise, savvy book to CEOs and other senior executives who will derive valuable lessons from its strategies and its many fascinating case studies.

    To learn more about this title, check out the following Web page: http://www.getabstract.com/summary/12780/seven-lessons-for-leading-in-crisis-.html

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  • Posted January 16, 2010

    An excellent simple read with a nice view in the rearview mirror

    In short, this book uses the experiences of CEOs past to illustrate examples of successes and failures to substantiate the 7 lessons enumerated in the book. Well organized, each so-called lesson is derived from the experience of an executive. If you've been keeping up with the business news of the past 20 years, you will be familiar with each and every experience the author draws from.

    As an executive, I didn't learn much but it was a nice walk down memory lane and a good reference to consolidate the past 2 decades of who's who and who-did-what.

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