7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis

This book brings Bill George’s critical work on defining and encouraging authentic leaders to follow their True North when they face the ultimate test: how do you lead when faced with your defining moment?

March 10, 2014 11:24 IST | India Infoline News Service

Title: Seven Lessons for Leading in Crisis
Author: Bill George
Pages: 160; Hardcover
Publication Date: August 2009, Jossey-Bass
Price: US$19.95 (This price is valid for India)
Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Bill George’s reputation as a leadership guru has expanded exponentially with each of his bestselling books on the subject. One of the top professors on leadership at Harvard Business School, he turns his attention now to the timely topic of leading in a high-pressure, economically challenged business climate with 7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis. Here we have Bill George’s very personal voice sharing his thoughts and reflections based on his experiences and those of executives he knows well.

Bill encourages leaders at all levels to embrace the challenges of crises and turn them to your advantage, as he advises in lessons like “Never Waste a Good Crisis” and “Go on Offense; Focus on Winning Now.” George leads his reader through the seven lessons every business professional needs to learn in order to resolve problems, identify solutions and emerge from a crisis with a stronger, more successful strategy for success. Illustrated by specific, memorable examples of well-known business leaders like Jamie Dimon, Indra Nooyi and David Needleman, this book helps us understand each lesson through the learning experiences of successful business leaders who faced crisis and came out the better for it.

About the Author:

Bill George is professor management practice at the Harvard Business School and former chairman and CEO of Medtronic, the world’s leading medical technology company. Under his leadership, Medtronic’s market capitalization grew from $1.1 billion to $60 billion, averaging 35 percent return a year. He is the author of the best-selling books “True North,” “Finding Your True North” and “Authentic Leadership.” He is a board member of Goldman Sachs and Exxon and previously of Target and Novartis. Mr. George has been recognized as “Executive of the Year” by the Academy of Management, “Director of the Year” by the National Association of Corporate Directors, and one of Public Broadcastings “Top 25 Leaders of the Past 25 Years.”

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