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The Big Picture of Business – Achieving the Best by Preparing for the Worst: Lessons Learned from High-Profile Crises, part 4 of 4

Strategy Driven

Crisis management is so much more than handling of the media. We therefore mounted a full-scope crisis management initiative that focused heavily on after-the-crisis help for the victims and their families. Our strategy to address the crisis was three-fold.

Leading Teams When Lives Are at Stake

Harvard Business Review

And as a management professor (Scott speaking here) this inevitably has led me to wonder how team dynamics will play out on the mountain — as my life may depend on it. In business, it is unexpected changes to a project, variable customer demands, or sudden shifts in the market.

Is Your Next Great CEO a Management Consultant?

Harvard Business Review

There are a variety of places where corporations and boards look for potential CEOs, but the leagues of management consulting generally isn’t one of them. So why should a company consider hiring a management consultant to be their CEO? When they did take the helm of a company, they tended to improve the condition of the company over the course of their tenure more often than other leaders — 71% of the time versus 42% for those without management consulting backgrounds.

A Cautionary Tale for Regulated Industries

Harvard Business Review

The Justice Department charges of gross negligence were filed before the judge considering whether to approve this private party settlement in order to ensure the issues were preserved for the BP-Department of Justice (DoJ) trial scheduled for January, 2013. BP Crisis management Government

When We're Hungriest for Leadership

Harvard Business Review

At the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative at Harvard, we study crisis leadership in many settings. The expert advice was unanimous: in times of crisis, civic duty trumps private interests. People will mirror your behavior: Project calm and they will be composed.

Why and How to Build an In-House Consulting Team

Harvard Business Review

Over the past six years, we have put in place a 30-person consulting team at EMC Information Infrastructure (EMC II) using a model we have found to be successful, winning projects away from external management consulting firms at a fraction of the cost, and with great “client” (that is to say, EMC) satisfaction. billion in 2014 and approximately 70,000 employees worldwide, this number allows us to deliver six to eight projects per quarter.