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Seven Lessons for Leading in Crisis

Bill George

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

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Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Publish Date: 07/31/2009
Pages: 139
ISBN-13: 9780470531877
ISBN-10: 0470531878
Language: English

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January 10, 2012

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"The National Leadership Index 2010, compiled by the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, showed that American's confidence in their leaders was 'significantly below average' for a third year in a row. " From Values to Action, page 3. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

July 27, 2010

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December 23, 2009

I was inspired by NPR's Mile HIgh Book Club listing today and thought to myself, "Hey! Lots of people will be grabbing a plane to visit family and friends this weekend - what would business minded people want to read during their travels? " Well, why not pick from the Top 10 business books that we've sold overseas and across borders in 2009? READ FULL DESCRIPTION

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December 02, 2009

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We're huge Bill George fans around here, and not just because his book Seven Lessons for Leaders in Crisis is (so far) our bestseller this year. We're fans because his diagnoses for business are imbued with a higher purpose than financial profit alone—though I assure you there is plenty of that kind of profit to be had from reading his books as well. It seems to me, however, that the most important lesson he consistently reminds us of is that business has to be sustainable and profitable to the community it serves, not just the company's bottom line. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

December 15, 2009

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January 06, 2011

After an always busy year-end of hosting our Author Pow-Wow, reading and judging books for our 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards, producing our annual review of business books, planning our Book Awards Party in New York City, trying to keep up with our more mundane and unsung daily tasks, and working on our secret, obviously unannounced plans of world-domination, we're beginning to see the light here in the New Year. One big recent step was sending our annual review off to the printers*, and in a tradition I started last year to wrap up the project, I'd like to share with you here some of what we have written in previous issues. (I've also put links to previous entries in this series at the end of this post. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

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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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