This book is very personal to me because it came out of years of crisis consulting. My team and I developed a reputation for handling what we call “leadership crashes.” Over time, I began to recognize standard advanced warning signals of these expensive, damaging crashes that could help people prevent them. I took notes. I conferred with other experts. I observed. Finally I came up with a list of ten signs that seemed to be present in nearly every huge leadership crash we handled, from the CEO who was arrested by the FBI to the fallen pastor to the politician who destroyed his life and his cause through an affair or through illegal activity on the Hill. I wrote this short book to put these ten signs in an accessible, easily digestible form. I want to give companies, leadership teams, even marriages the language and concepts necessary to prevent disaster. I have also designed a series of talks around this book and the results we see from these are wonderful. I love helping people avoid leadership crashes, particularly since such crashes are like a plague on leadership in our age.