Leadership in the Era of Economic Uncertainty

Managing in a Downturn

Ram Charan

Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (December 22, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0071626166
ISBN-13: 978-0071626163

In this concise and highly accessible guide, the author provides practical actions you can execute immediately to:

  • Protect cash flow vigilantly, even daily, and use cash more efficiently.
  • Use ground intelligence to survive the storm and position your business to thrive in the aftermath.
  • Develop a better understanding of your customers.
  • Reevaluate your pricing strategy and capital expenditures.
  • Use cost cutting strategically.

The chaos of global economic meltdown has imposed an urgency you have never before experienced. It’s a scary thing, but it can also be exciting—if you’re prepared.

Straight talk from someone who Fortune Magazine described as the most influential consultant alive on how to survive and thrive during the global economic meltdown

Economic turbulence has arrived with a vengeance, and only companies that face it head-on at the beginning of this world-wide crisis will be the ones left standing once the dust clears. Renowned consultant Ram Charan traces the causes of this crisis, identifies the essential priorities managers need to focus on now, and offers clear guidelines for top executives and managers.

From executive concerns to finance, marketing, sales, and manufacturing issues, Leadership in the Era of Economic Uncertainty is the necessary primer for seizing opportunity and preserving profit in today’s global economy.

“There is no better person than Ram Charan to provide advice on managing in a downturn.”

–Larry Bossidy, former Chairman & CEO Honeywell International Inc.

“This is all classic guru writing, stressing the extremity of the situation. But from Charan – who has already brought us bestsellers such as Execution and What the CEO Wants You to Know – it seems plausible. His forte is bold advice, delivered with convincing rhetoric. And he has completed his new text just at the right time.”

–Financial Times

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