- Risk management
- crisis leadership
This expanded second edition of Blindsided is now uniquely two-books-in-one: it covers both Crisis Response and Crisis Preparedness -- and models what great Crisis Leadership looks like during each process.
The author thrusts you into the middle of a riveting, fast-breaking crisis, demonstrating what a top-notch leader would say and do at every turn. He then guides you in applying lessons learned from the simulation to design a real-world crisis preparedness program and written plan. Blythe’s emphasis throughout is on the often-neglected human side of crisis management – going beyond protecting tangible assets and instilling principled concern for human well-being into every decision.
Based on 30 years’ experience with what works, Blythe includes practical forms, checklists, case studies, real-life examples, glossary, index, discussion questions, and other take-and-use tools, including:
Your next crisis will happen when least expected, but with Blythe’s guidance, you’ll never again be blindsided!
Bruce T. Blythe is a global crisis management consultant, clinical psychologist, executive coach to Fortune managers; owner/chairman of three companies providing crisis management services, and speaker at 50 conferences worldwide each year.
“Blythe’s book is different… a step-by-step guide to process excellence…a veritable encyclopedia of crisis leadership, rich in strategic insights, invaluable for any leader.”
--Daniel Diermeier, IBM Professor of Regulation and Competitive Practice,Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
"Blindsided offers practical, down-to-earth advice in dealing with crises…. an excellent book which outlines step-by-step procedures on how to manage crisis situations and minimize fallout on organizations while keeping a moral compass. It is a must-have in a crisis manager's reading list, and an essential companion to a business continuity plan."
--Lyndon Bird, Technical Director, The Business Continuity Institute
"I can personally attest to the value of the crisis management system that Bruce Blythe outlines in Blindsided. With such a system in place, I have seen the people at a company work through a major crisis together to become a stronger, more compassionate organization."
--Luke R. Corbett, Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Kerr-McGee Holdings, Inc.;Member, Board of Directors, OGE Energy Corp.