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Firing Back: How Great Leaders Rebound after Career Disasters
Is it possible to rescue your career and restore your reputation after a major professional setback? In an age when we're bombarded with press accounts of disgraced CEOs, politicians, and celebrities, this question is more important than ever. In Firing Back, Jeffrey Sonnenfeld and Andrew Ward lay out a novel five-step recovery process: "Fight, not flight" (face the diffic ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published February 1st 2007 by Harvard Business Review Press
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Interesting book with some great lessons, case histories and strategies for senior and high profile leaders (written mainly from CEO perspective but also relevant to senior functional leaders) who find their careers derailed unexpectedly. The importance of taking time, having a considered strategy, including whether to fight or flight, relying on support networks and rediscovering one's "heroic mission" are covered. Having worked with a number of high profile people who have been in this situati ...more