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Rising to the Challenge

About this Book


Terrorism. Tsunamis. Earthquakes. Epidemics. What do they have in common? Each is a crisis. Each requires an urgent response. Each demands leadership—crisis leadership—to recover and rebound. But what is crisis leadership? When does it succeed? What makes it fail? Crisis Leadership answers these questions by drawing on examples from the 9/11 terrorist attack on New York to the author’s Indonesian tsunami experience, Japan’s tsunami, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, Haiti’s earthquake, genocide in Sudan and the latest Ebola outbreak in West Africa now threatening the world. This timely and controversial work will appeal to anyone keen to understand the many crisis we face, what we can learn from them and how we can respond in creating a better, safer world.

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