ISBN 9781422129654,Leading Through A Crisis

Leading Through A Crisis





Harvard University Press

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9781422129654

ISBN-10 1422129659


Number of Pages 256 Pages
Language (English)


During periods of great change, your leadership skills are put to the test. Learn how to rise above the panic and lead your team with conviction and compassion. The advice in this book is instant, actionable, and very much in demand. The Skills You Need Today collection features concise and handy guides to developing the critical skills managers need the most in challenging times. Packed with real-life examples, self-tests, and practical advice from the world?s top business leaders, Skills You Need Today will help you survive?and thrive?in the economic downturn. Table of Contents Introduction Part I Leading People The Challenge of Contemporary Leadership What Makes an Effective Leader? Learn How to Acquire Leadership Skills How to Craft a Vision How to Motivate the People You Need How to Care for Yourself Part II Managing Crises What is A Crisis? Stage 1: Avoiding the Crisis Stage 2: Preparing to Manage the Crisis Stage 3: Recognizing the Crisis Stage 4: Containing the Crisis Stage 5: Resolving the Crisis Stage 6: Learning from the Crisis Part III Making Decisions What is Decision Making? Step 1: Setting the Stage Step 2: Recognizing Obstacles Step 3: Framing the Issue at Hand Step 4: Generating Alternatives Step 5: Evaluating Alternatives Step 6: Making the Decision Step 7: Communicating the Decision Step 8: Implementing the Decision Assessing Your Decision-Making Process