Why Top Companies Want Managers with Crisis Management Skills

Disruption creates ten times the opportunity to advance your organization and your career, said Peter Boni, author of All Hands on Deck and the former CEO of Safeguard Scientifics.
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Disruption creates ten times the opportunity to advance your organization and your career, said Peter Boni, author of All Hands on Deck and the former CEO of Safeguard Scientifics. 'Storms happen whether you like them or not,' said Boni. 'Some of them are self-induced whether it be lack of planning or poor management but sometimes stuff happens.' Boni begins All Hands on Deck with the true story of Massachusetts clipper ship Captain Josiah Nickerson Knowles who saved his crew and all but one passenger during not one but two shipwrecks in the Pacific. Boni follows with interviews of five prominent executives who were able to navigate difficulties and get their organizations onto solid ground. As to why supposedly strong managers don’t see impending storms, Boni replied it’s not such a simple matter. 'You don’t read about the ones that do see the storms and anticipate,' said Boni. 'You read about the ones that got whacked.' In the book, Boni introduces his 12-Step 'Kedge-Off Process' for repositioning organizations in the face of dysfunction and adversity.