Seven Lessons for Leading in Crisis [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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Seven Lessons for Leading in Crisis

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Overview

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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In their 2007 book True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership, Bill George and his coauthors set out to help readers locate "the internal compass that guides you successfully through life." In Seven Lessons to Leading in Crisis, he offers steadying counsel to help leaders guide themselves and their companies or departments successfully through a storm. Paradoxically, his lessons -- "Never Waste a Good Crisis," and "Be Aggressive: This Is Your Best Chance to Win in the Market" -- are both realistic and uplifting.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470557068
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/23/2009
  • Series: J-B Warren Bennis Series , #166
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,128,080
  • File size: 587 KB

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Foreword (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.

The Author.

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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.

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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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