Bill George, the acclaimed author of Wall Street Journal’s bestseller True North and former CEO of Medtronic, draws from his own in-the-trenches experience and lessons from leaders (representing an array of companies) who have weathered tough economic storms. With straight talk and clear direction, George shows leaders specifically what they must do to become strong leaders and survive any crisis. His seven lessons:

Face Reality, Starting with Yourself
Get the World off Your Shoulders
Dig Deep for the Root Cause
Get Ready for the Long Haul
Never Waste a Good Crisis
You’re in the Spotlight: Follow True North
Go on Offense, Focus on Winning Now