Survive and Thrive During Crisis
The past eighteen months have seen more than a dozen corporate crises across Australia and New Zealand, ranging from cyber attacks to natural disasters and corporate scandals.
These crises adversely impact company financials and reputation and, unless managed effectively, often cost the jobs of senior executives and board members.
Are you prepared? Or are you just hoping it won’t happen on your watch?
Successful leaders don’t simply survive during a crisis – they have the knowledge, resources and tools to emerge resilient and stronger. They thrive.
In Boom or Bust, Grant Chisnall brings together lessons in crisis management from the military and fifteen years of advising executive teams through some of the most significant crisis events in recent corporate history.
Crises happen. Boom or Bust. The outcome is up to you.
This book will arm you to lead your business through adversity and beyond. To order your copy click on the below link or if you prefer a digital version you can search via your favourite online retailer including:
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Crisis management, unlike strategic planning and other operational and business challenges, is complex. Not just because of the decisions you face as a leader, but because of the extreme emotional and physical pressure under which you’re expected to make these decisions. Grant has masterfully demystified crisis management and provided leaders with an understanding of the anatomy of a crisis. A practical guide that should be leafed through, referenced, and bookmarked again and again.Clare Gleghorn, CEO Bastion Reputation
I had just finished giving my first public appearance, in front of some 400 listeners, sharing my experiences of the events before, during and after what was then reported as Australia’s largest ever media event – the 14-day mine rescue at Beaconsfield in Tasmania in 2006, when a smiling, solid but little (but big in heart and empathy) person walked up and introduced himself – it was Grant. Who would have known that so much discipline, fortitude, strength, empathy and care for individuals would reside in such a person, especially someone out of the Military!Matt Gill,
I am not surprised that ‘trust’ is at the centre of Grant’s ‘Left and Right of Boom crisis model’. I have known Grant since our military training at Duntroon and whether it has been while leading soldiers while on overseas operations, or leading businesses through crisis planning, preparedness or response, at the centre of Grant’s philosophy has always been a focus on people. This book not only brings clarity to the people centred responses that are required during a crisis, but does so with a level of authenticity and credibility that is difficult to ignore. Like adverse safety outcomes, you never want to respond to a crisis, but when you do, you will want to know that is has been preceded with implementation of the many theories and models Grant describes in this book.Damian Kook, Head of Safety, Security and Emergency Management Port of Melbourne
Having experienced the Brisbane floods of 2010-11 and from this received a firsthand insight into crisis management, I took to understanding more about risk and crisis management. Since then I have read a number of books and articles with unmemorable examples on the subject. Boom or Bust takes this to another level with Grant using a combination of theory, observed and lived experiences. Within this Grant cuts to key elements of preparation, expectation and the use of simple frameworks to enable people to operate logically when their world has been turned upside down. A text book for all leaders.Adam Nettheim -Financial Services Executive
Whilst you can never truly be ‘ready’ for a crisis to strike – any time spent thinking through potential scenarios, staying familiar with the process that you would use, with the people you would trust to help you – is well spent. Learning from the lessons and experiences of others is also hugely valuable in staying sharp during the left of boom phase, and Grant’s book is an insightful and useful tool that will benefit any business leader that has the potential to hold a seat in a crisis room when an incident occurs. He has ‘been there and done that’, and has used his personal experiences to help many people and many organizations, along the way. – Kade Greenwood.Kade Greenwood
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