Chapter 20

Leading in Turbulent Times

Priscilla Nelson and Ed Cohen

In This Chapter

  • Explore 10 guidelines to help leaders guide people through turbulent times.
  • Personal stories of two employees dealing with turbulent times.


Since we had joined Satyam Computer Services and moved to India in 2005, the company had experienced rapid growth, actually doubling in size by 2007 and on target to again double by 2010. At the end of 2008, Satyam was India’s fourth-largest information technology services firm, with 53,000 employees based in 60 countries around the world. But then, on January 7, 2009, we watched Satyam’s founder and chairman, ...

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