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Firing Back: How Great Leaders Rebound After Career Disasters [Hardcover]

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Pages   306
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.55" Width: 6.19" Height: 1.14"
Weight:   1.36 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Feb 8, 2007
Publisher   Harvard Business School Press
ISBN  1591393019  
EAN  9781591393016  

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Firing Back: How Great Leaders Rebound After Career Disasters by Jeffrey Sonnenfeld

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Jeffery Sonnenfeld, a professor at the Harvard Business School for the past decade, is now Professor of Organization and Management and Director of the Center for Leadership and Career Change at Emory University. He has twice won the Academy of Management's annual award for outstanding research on
social issues, and was named to their Board of Governors in 1988. He is the author of three other books, including Managing Career Systems, and numerous articles on executive careers.

Jeffrey Sonnenfeld currently resides in the state of Massachusetts. Jeffrey Sonnenfeld has an academic affiliation as follows - Harvard University.

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Excellent insights but a little repetitive  Jul 10, 2008
I just finished reading this book, and though it could be improved on, it's unique and helpful. At times the authors try to stress how helpful the experiences of CEOs are to us "little people" and at other times they try to stress how special CEOs are. Although I'm not a CEO, many of the concepts and examples in this book apply to me, even some of the ones that supposedly only apply to CEOs. For example, CEOs operate within a small community and their reputations are very important for future employability. I work in a very tiny subspecialty of my profession and my biggest worry about finding a new job is exactly that: what are people saying about the way I left my job? Is anyone saying destructive things behind my back? I don't think they are, but it's validating to read a whole chapter on how important a professional reputation is for future job searching. They urge people to take control of their story and how to frame it in the least destructive way. The division into external and internal obstacles was useful too. I'm still reeling from the emotional toll my career crisis took on me. I got a pretty good severence package so I have time to take care of myself, and I plan to follow much of the advice in this book. I showed this book to my therapist because many people need therapy to help them overcome career challenges and she found it interesting too.

The best thing about this book is that it uses real-life examples with real names, most of which are household names. These people have been excellent role models for people who have recovered from disasters, but this book gives the insight into how and why they did what they did and why they were effective.

There needs to be a new edition, though, because Carly Fiorino has bounced back! Good for her. I want to know how she did it.
Another great read from Sonnenfeld  Jul 5, 2008
I am very pleased to be able to recommend this excellent book. I am an admitted fan of Dr. Sonnenfeld, and both loved and recommended his earlier work on CEO's, "The Hero's Farewell", to collegues, friends, and family. It was with much excitement that I purchased this new work, and my excitement was not misplaced. With his new writing partner Andrew Ward, Dr. Sonnenfeld has managed to take a large number of fairly academic concepts and make them entirely accessable. Much more than some dusty scholarly treatment, the book reads like the best of the popular business best sellers, captivating the reader. It is engaging in both intellectual and emotional planes.

The area of CEO leadership is one in which Dr. Sonnenfeld is unquestionably one of the global experts, and with this book he helps to distill his huge breadth of knowledge into a tonic that we can all absorb. I found this to be an excellent and informative read. Congratulations to both Jeffrey Sonnenfeld and Andrew Ward for their first rate and accessable work.
Turn career disaster into triumph  Mar 20, 2008
F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, "There are no second acts in American lives." Jeffrey Sonnenfeld and Andrew Ward disagree. They chronicle the lives of famous CEOs and other leaders who suffered enormous setbacks - disgrace, humiliation, even criminal conviction - and yet bounced back and rebuilt their careers. Despite the sometimes convoluted writing style, getAbstract believes that anyone who reads this book will be inspired by the tales of these tough-minded leaders. Knocked from the ring, counted out by everyone, they refused to quit. Instead, they got back up and won the fight. You may have to read between the lines to see what isn't there: a sense of regret over the misdeeds that, in some cases, led to these firings and downfalls in the first place. Yet the lessons remain worthwhile: Sooner or later, life knocks everyone down. The trick is to not stay sprawled out for the count. This energizing book will teach you how to pull yourself up from the mat.
Rx: give it to a young manager  Sep 21, 2007
A profound study of CEO career setbacks and comebacks. As we are all CEOs of our own lives, there is no one who wouldn't profit from a close read, and re-read, of this excellent volume, including the latest fallen, e.g Michael Vick, Alberto Gonzales, Don Imus, Dan Rather, etc.

Many great quotes, Eastern wisdom to Broadway, telling anecdotes and insightful studies contained herein, but more than just anecdotes, the authors lay out a five-step blueprint on making a comeback: 1) fight, don't flee, 2) recruit others to help, 3) rebuild heroic stature, 4) prove your mettle and 5) rediscover your heroic mission.

Highly recommended. Rx: give it to a young manager, may just save him/her tons of grief down the road. Review by John A. Sarkett, author, Extraordinary Comebacks.
Did An Editor Read This Book?  Aug 24, 2007
I'm about a third of the way through this book and have had to stop reading several times, in sheer amazement. Was an editor from Harvard Press involved in this publication at all? It's full of run-on sentences, missing words, typos, repetitions (sometimes within the same sentence) and just plain bad writing.

I've come to expect grammar and spelling mistakes in popular fiction, but these authors should know better -- they're university professors. This book is just astoundingly badly edited. The authors need to pull it off the market, have someone go through it who knows how to write, and issue a revised version. Their many good points are being lost in the debris of poor composition.

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