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The Sentinel CEO. Perspectives on Security, Risk, and Leadership in a Post-9/11 World

  • ID: 2242561
  • Book
  • August 2007
  • Region: Global
  • 208 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Sustain Leadership in a post–9/11 world Minimize Risk

What does it take to maintain leadership in today's?turbulent global environment? In The Sentinel CEO, leading executives, security chiefs, and academics provide candid insights into how business–as–usual has changed in the wake of 9/11.

William Parrett, Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, shares his four decades of expertise to help business leaders, executives, and government officials understand and mitigate risks in this age of globalization. Revealing interviews with executives from America's leading corporations, including MetLife, Convergys, and Cantor Fitzgerald, help explain how CEOs and others have defined and achieved sustainable leadership after 9/11. Focusing on two broad issues the evolution of corporate security and risk management as executive–level strategic functions, as well as the new focus on mastering the unexpected The Sentinel CEO explores:

The branding dilemma: how U.S. companies are rethinking their image abroad

Lessons learned: CEOs discuss how their companies are anticipating and coping with terrorist threats and attacks

Opportunity and risk in China and India

"Imagining the unimaginable": how to look more closely at the real and unanticipated dangers of avian influenza

Safeguarding security, as it pertains to travel, physical facilities, employees, and data

The newest employee: how the Chief?Security Officer is fast becoming a key decision maker in the top management of many U.S. companies and an indispensable?ally of the CEO

The precarious balance between enhancing security and maintaining America's ability to attract and retain foreign talent and business sustainability

Sustaining leadership in an age when business is confronted with new risks and?challenges as well as unprecedented opportunity

Dealing with risk and security has become an all–consuming task for today's business executives. The Sentinel CEO helps businesses?prepare for an eventuality.
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Preface: The Lessons of 1993.

About the Author.


1 CEO Reflections from the Front: Integrated Security and Risk Management.

2 A Framework for Managing Security and Risk.

3 The Chief Security Officer.


4 Opportunity and Risk: China and India in Comparative and Historical Perspective.

5 Reputation at Risk: Managing America s Brand and Image.

6 Imagining the Unimaginable: Avian Flu.

7 An Unintended Consequence: Security, Immigration, and Education.


8 Lessons Learned: The Importance of Fundamentals.

9 Sustainable Leadership: Imperatives for a New Century.

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" Parrett accomplishes what many have attempted to do but failed: making the pragmatic case for risk–based integrated security as a prerequisite for growth in a global environment. He lays out an organizational roadmap worthy of consideration. This book should be a required read for CEOs, CSOs, or anyone who aspires to such a position." (
Security Management, June 2008)

"Parrett..executive member..addresses a timely topic: how companies can respond to globalization and terrorism by incorporating security and risk management into their strategic planning." (Choice, November 2007)

"...it's a thought–provoking read."  (CA Magazine, November 2007)

"Bill Parrett had done a formidable job of articulating the goal we have set for ourselves, and I can unreservedly call his book brilliant." (WorldAffairsMonthly.com; 8/2007)
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