Unsecured Ladders: Meeting the Challenge of the Unexpected

Hardcover | October 15, 2009

byGraham Robinson, John Harris

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The book addresses the vital issue of how business leaders can prepare themselves to deal with the impact of unexpected events. It raises key questions for leaders to address if they are to avoid being distracted by crisis and remain in touch with a wider context that is subject to constant uncertainty and change.

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The book addresses the vital issue of how business leaders can prepare themselves to deal with the impact of unexpected events. It raises key questions for leaders to address if they are to avoid being distracted by crisis and remain in touch with a wider context that is subject to constant uncertainty and change.

GRAHAM ROBINSON'S career in organization and management learning has been divided between roles as a business school academic in the UK and the Netherlands, as a senior manager and director in two major multinational i.t. companies, and as director of an international business development consultancy. He is the author of two other bus...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 9.5 × 6.45 × 0.71 inPublished:October 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230222307

ISBN - 13:9780230222304

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Table of Contents

Introductions and a Problem * The Core Issue The Unexpected is Inevitable *  Attitudes and the Unexpected * No Surprises! Anticipating and Preparing for the Unexpected * Understanding Context I: Inside the Organization * Marshalling Resources: Building and Managing Commitment
* Context is Key * Securing the Ladder Preparing your Action Plan