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Is it possible to rescue your career and restore your reputation after a major professional setback? In an age rife with press accounts of disgraced CEO’s, politicians, and celebrities-as well as courageous but beleaguered whistle-blowers and victims of rivalries or envious colleagues and bosses-this question has grown more important than ever.
In Firing Back, Jeffrey Sonnenfeld and Andrew Ward answer the question with a resounding “Yes”. They go on to lay out a practical and important five-step process for actually recovering from setbacks. Following these steps will help guise you through difficult circumstances, rebuild your reputation, and chart a new future. The authors also explore strategies for surmounting common barriers to career recovery, including tricky corporate cultures ad psychological stresses.
Anchored in decades of research and scholarly studies across multiple fields, this book is packed with engrossing stories and firsthand accounts from humbled but restored CEOs and executives from firms as diverse as General Electric, the Home Depot, Morgan Stanley, Apple, Staples, and Hewlett-Packard.
Firing Back offers a clear plan for anyone who needs to recover from a career setback and reclaim lost prestige and reputation-whether the setback stemmed from his own actions or forces outside her control.
Learn more about this book at www.firingbackbook.com --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
Great book with good insights about how to handle set-backs in career. Excellent examples and good narrative on the thoughts, feelings and planning to manage.Published 18 months ago by J. Churchill
There are interesting stories about CEOs who've come back from the brink, but there isn't much utility in the stories. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Robert Keenan
Here's the premise of the book:
1) A senior manager is ousted from his job.
2) He's reeling from the sense of injustice; "how could they do this to me? Read more
Those who undergo a career setback face difficult issues including low confidence, damaged reputation, and bewilderment about where to start over. Read morePublished on January 11, 2012 by Darkhorse86
A must have for any executive that during these turbulent times has been laid off. Also invaluable reading for head hunters advising displaced executivesPublished on August 9, 2009 by Hugo Caviedes Mondragon
it is a good narration, and make some examples of the top rebound but nothing special. It is a little job market news with a little ovious HR market practicesPublished on December 3, 2008 by Amazon Customer
I am very pleased to be able to recommend this excellent book. I am an admitted fan of Dr. Sonnenfeld, and both loved and recommended his earlier work on CEO's, "The Hero's... Read morePublished on July 4, 2008 by Michael Feder
F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, "There are no second acts in American lives." Jeffrey Sonnenfeld and Andrew Ward disagree. Read morePublished on March 20, 2008 by Rolf Dobelli