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Leading Through Uncertainty: How Umpqua Bank Emerged from the Great Recession Better and Stronger than Ever by William C. Taylor, Ray Davis

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Acknowledgments

Since the publication of my first book in 2007, Leading for Growth, the “normal” that we were all used to in the economy, the housing market, and basically all other facets of our daily lives has changed and perhaps left us forever. The uncertainty that has replaced it has proven to be more than difficult; it's been downright lousy. During this period, we've seen leaders rise to the occasion and show their true mettle, and we've witnessed some who gave up, gave in, or just couldn't play the hand they had been dealt. One thing is certain: over the past five to six years, leadership has never been more needed, wanted, or required. I've been thinking of writing this book for several years, not from the position of being a leadership ...

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