January - Leading in Crisis
This recession is separating the wheat from the chaff to reveal which business leaders are made of the right stuff, and being a positive, energizing force for your company is one of the most important behaviors for business leaders in a crisis.
March - Chameleon Leadership
Just as chameleons change their skin color, business leaders must change their leadership styles in response to their business environment. The leadership style that is requisite for managing a healthy, growing business is not the same as what's needed to lead during a crisis.
April - Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due
Banks are caught between a rock and a hard place ... pressured to stimulate the economy by extending credit through the TARP program while being aggressively regulated to not give credit to high-risk customers.
May - Surviving Illiquidity
Business leaders need to employ creative ways to finance their operations through internally generated cash flow.
June - Winning With Strategic Options
The best time to explore and assess strategic options is when the company is performing well, not when you are forced to make decisions in a crisis.
October - Welcome Back, Humility When Materialism, Greed, and Excess were our friends, our business culture glorified high-powered, ego-driven, status-conscious CEOs. Thank goodness our old friend Humility has waited for us to return.