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March 11, 2009 12:34 ET

McGraw-Hill Releases Ram Charan's Latest Book

"LEADERSHIP IN THE ERA OF ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTY: The New Rules for Getting the Right Things Done in Difficult Times"

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Turbulence in the economy has arrived with a vengeance, and only companies that face it head-on at the beginning of this world-wide crisis will be the ones left standing once the dust clears. In LEADERSHIP IN THE ERA OF ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTY, renowned consultant and international business guru Ram Charan traces the causes of this crisis, identifies the essential priorities managers need to focus on now, and offers clear guidelines for top executives and managers.

From executive concerns to finance, marketing, sales, and manufacturing issues, LEADERSHIP IN THE ERA OF ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTY is the necessary primer for what Charan views as seizing opportunity in chaos and preserving profit in today's global economy. Today, business leaders at every level face an unprecedented challenge: the worldwide economic downturn. Cash and credit are dwindling, sales forecasts are dismal, and morale is sinking. This is not a time to reflect. It is a time to act, decide, and energize people - with urgency.

In LEADERSHIP IN THE ERA OF ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTY, Charan offers a concise and highly accessible guide to help steer businesses through the ongoing uncertainty and position it for a new future. Included are examples and cases studies that illustrate how leaders at DuPont, Hanes brands, Wipro, and other companies have used his techniques to get results. No matter what the leadership role, Charan's insight will help ensure that businesses emerge leaner, stronger, and well in front of the competition.

Charan writes: "We will not know when we have turned the corner, and we cannot envision the shape and scope of the world that will emerge. What we can be sure of is that this is a time of tumultuous change, and with change come both danger and opportunity."


Ram Charan is the coauthor of bestsellers Execution and Confronting Reality and the author of What the CEO Wants You to Know and 10 other books.

Charan earned an engineering degree in India and completed his MBA and doctorate degrees from Harvard Business School, where he graduated with high distinction and was a Baker Scholar. After receiving his doctorate degree, he served on the Harvard Business School faculty.

His energetic, interactive teaching style has won him several awards:

- He won the Bell Ringer award at GE's famous Crotonville Institute

- Best teacher award at Northwestern.

- He was also among BusinessWeek's top ten resources for in-house executive development programs

A noted expert on business strategy, Charan has coached some of the world's most successful CEOs and helped companies like GE, Bank of America, Verizon, KLM, and Thomson shape and implement their strategic direction.


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