Business Leadership in Turbulent Times

Decision-Making for Value Creation

by Michael Lawrie & George Tsetsekos



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/22/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 268
ISBN : 9781665708784
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 268
ISBN : 9781665708777
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 268
ISBN : 9781665708760

About the Book

Business Leadership in Turbulent Times presents an integrative methodology for decision-making that advances the notion that business success involves more than strategy.

Strategy is an important facet but not the only determinant for success. Devising the strategy in the first place, deploying assets, following a financial model that supports the strategy, picking the right leaders, and company culture all play critical roles.

In this book, the authors share an approach for businesses to thrive during good and bad times. Reflecting on their diverse experiences in business and academia, they answer questions such as:

• Why do some firms become winners while others lose?

• How do successful firms create and sustain value?

• Why do firms that were once great suddenly fail?

Most importantly, the authors provide a framework for senior executives to make decisions even during times of crisis.

The book includes an appendix of insights and predictions about the impact of COVID-19 on business leadership. The crisis has implications on short- and long-term priorities, the pace of innovation, and the role of leaders.

About the Author

Michael Lawrie is a globally recognized business and technology leader, strategist, and change-agent with proven success in transforming enterprises to create growth and value for stakeholders. He is the chairman and CEO of TLG Acquisition OneCorp, which his listed on the New York Stock Exchange. He is the former chairman, president and CEO of DXC Technology, a leading IT services company. Prior to that he was the CEO of UK-based Misys, a leading global IT solutions provider. He spent twenty-seven years at IBM, where he became a senior vice president and group executive.

George Tsetsekos is the Francis Professor of Finance at Drexel’s LeBow College of Business, where he teaches courses in finance and strategy. For more than ten years, he served as dean of LeBow. He formerly served as vice president of academic administration at Drexel University. His scholarly research and publications cover the broad areas of investments, corporate finance, and international finance. He has served on several boards and has advised several companies on investment strategies, capital funding, and risk management.