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Comebacks. Powerful Lessons from Leaders Who Endured Setbacks and Recaptured Success on Their Terms. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 1368550
  • Book
  • May 2010
  • 256 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Gold Medal Winner, Success and Motivation, 2011 Axiom Business Book Awards

Insight from leaders who experienced major setbacks and redefined success

In tough economic times, when careers are derailed and leaders are forced to rewrite their professional plans, this book enlightens and uplifts. Comebacks features an all-star cast of ten leaders who endured setbacks-for some a public fall in the midst of media scrutiny-then reassessed and moved ahead with new purpose. Based on revealing interviews, the book presents a behind-the–headlines glimpse into the lives of leaders; how they drew upon resources, both internal and external, to move on; and the lessons that helped them redefine success. Leaders profiled include:

  • Jacques Nasser, former CEO of Ford Motor Co., recently appointed Chairman of BHP Billiton, the world's largest natural resources company
  • Patricia Dunn, former Chair of Hewlett-Packard, vilified for her alleged role in corporate espionage only to be exonerated from all charges, today active in philanthropy
  • Jamie Dimon (JP Morgan), Herbert "Pug" Winokur (Enron Corp.), David Neeleman (JetBlue), and more

Redmond, a top executive recruiter, and Crisafulli, author of The House of Dimon, show how all leaders face adversity, but true leaders turn adversity into success.

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Introduction: When the Rug Gets Pulled vii

1. David Neeleman: When It’s Time to Move On 1

2. David Pottruck: A Portrait in Candor 23

3. Patricia Dunn: Trial by Fire 45

4. Christopher Galvin: The Power of Resilience 67

5. Herbert ‘‘Pug’’ Winokur: After the Storm 89

6. Harry M. Jansen Kraemer, Jr.: Values-Based Leadership 113

7. Jacques ‘‘Jac’’ Nasser: New Life After a Long Career 133

8. Durk Jager: Peace of Mind and Walking Away 155

9. Jamie Dimon: The Ultimate Comeback 175

10. Dale Dawson: Pursuing a Life of Passion 197

Notes 217

Acknowledgments 229

About the Authors 231

Index 233

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Andrea Redmond
Patricia Crisafulli
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