7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis


Bill George, the acclaimed author of Wall Street Journal’s bestseller True North and 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 direction, George shows leaders specifically what they must do to become strong leaders and survive any crisis. His seven lessons:

7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis is a concise handbook for applying proven leadership lessons in tough times – the must-read survival kit for anyone in a leadership position.

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Bill George makes no claim that he is providing all the “right answers” but in this volume, I think he is raising many of the right questions that can help his readers locate their own right answers.

On Leadership Playlist – WashingtonPost.com

It’s rare to read a book where the introduction is almost worth the price of the book all by itself, but in Bill George’s 7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis, the introduction succinctly explains the recent financial downturn with great clarity and simplicity. He doesn’t pull punches and names names.

Garth Roberts – Financial Post

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CTV News – Crises are defining moments for leaders

In his new book 7 Lessons for Leading in a Crisis, Bill “offers a set of principles for how CEOs can save their companies – act with integrity—in the midst of disaster.”

CIO Insight – Why Leaders Can’t Shy Away From Crisis

You’ll develop your leadership skills faster than you ever dreamed possible.

Bob Morris – First Friday Book Synopsis

Bill George, the longtime chairman and CEO of Medtronic, examines his and other leaders’ courage under fire in his new book, 7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis.

Adam Smith, Esq. – Bruce MacEwen

7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis is #1 on their September List