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The Art of Leadership in Times of Crisis
The Art of Leadership in Times of Crisis
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UPDATE: Some of you have asked what I will use funds above the original $5,000 goal for. They will be used to make the book even better!!
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A crisis can happen at a moments notice and how well you and your organization is prepared for dealing with that crisis will determine how badly it affects you. 

As an experienced leader, who has responded to most of the major natural disasters of the last decade, I felt that my lessons in leadership from those chaotic environments will serve as a great basis for a book on leadership in the times of crisis.

The book will combine stories from the field of disaster response with the leadership principles that are essential to getting work done in crisis environments. The book will describe how you can best build a team/organization that is ready to face crisis and what you as a leader need to do in order to prepare you for a disaster.

The book will also discuss key aspects of being a leader during chaotic times, how decision making gets affected by lack of available information and how you ensure your team can cope with the additional stress of a crisis.

It is my hope that this book will be of interest to leaders at all levels, both within corporations and organizations. It will be written in a light, educational manner, providing insights into some of the most chaotic environments on Earth, while at the same time clearly identifying the principles of leadership needed to survive a crisis.

The book will be self-published as an eBook and planned publishing time is in January 2013. The funds will be utilized to finish writing the book and to pay for editing and publishing costs.

Risks and challenges

The main risks and challenges are around the publishing aspect of the book, namely editing and typesetting which I am not an expert in, hence the reason for getting funds to cover some of those costs.

A major international disaster occurring before the scheduled publishing date would also interrupt my ability to write, since when those happen I spend 20-22 hours per day on coordinating the response of the NGO community.

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  • No it is for all leaders who want to be better prepared for dealing with crisis that hit their organizations. The only difference is that during disasters the stakes are higher...lives instead of dollars or euros...but the principles taught in the book are the same.

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  • The final price for the eBook has not been set, but it will certainly be higher than $10, since that reward is intended to give you an opportunity to pre-order a copy of the book at a good discount.

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  • The main distribution will be electronic. We may sign up for a service on Amazon that allows you to order paperback versions that are printed on a case by case basis.

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