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Healing the Wounds: Overcoming the Trauma of Layoffs and Revitalizing Downsized Organizations by David M. Noer

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Chapter 11. Requisite Leadership Competencies They Don't Teach in Business School

"It was a hell of a lot more fun building this outfit up than what we're doing now: ripping the guts out of it."—Financial services executive

"We practice 'Apache management.' We ride the horses until they drop; then we eat the horses. They don't teach that in business school."—Marketing manager

The quotations that begin this chapter come from two organizational leaders who find themselves in the frenzied heat of an all-too-familiar battle to save their organizations in the midst of a global economic meltdown. It is exceedingly more frustrating and difficult leading ...

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