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.
STAFF PICKS: From Values to Action
Posted January 10, 2012, 12:42 AM with category of Leadership & Management
"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.
STAFF PICKS: In the Books - Off to the Printers XI
Posted January 6, 2011, 7:16 PM with category of The Company
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.
NEWS: The Big Brain Business Book Club
Posted July 27, 2010, 1:29 PM with category of General Business
We're nearing the first anniversary of our Big Brain Business Book Club. For the past four quarters, we've sent out the best picks from the newest books. There have been books from a well-known Fortune 500 CEO, a man you know by name, an urban studies theorist who focuses on creativity in cities, a jack of all trades who speaks to innovation, and a few more.
NEWS: 800-CEO-READ's Decade-in-Review
Posted December 31, 2009, 9:45 PM with category of General Business
It's an admittedly worn device to use the alphabet to organize one's thoughts, but when reflecting over the past decade and trying to distill the most notable events and objects that affected our company and also the publishing industry and business sector into a brief blog post, I found such a device to be quite helpful. As Jack put it when we initially discussed writing a decade-in-review post, not only is it like opening a can of worms, it seems like whenever one harkens back to the Millenium, one can't help but get sidetracked into thoughts about 9/11. But of course there were many more ups and downs that we've all been a victim and/or a participant in, and this list is an attempt to do that chaos a little bit of justice.
NEWS: Our Mile High Book Club: Best Airplane Reads from 8CR
Posted December 23, 2009, 5:59 PM with category of General Business
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?