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Book of the Month: Harvard Crises

If you’re going to look for academic advice about Crisis Management, you might as well go to the top.  That’s why we recommend this book from the Harvard team.

The book is Crisis Management: Master the Skills to Prevent Disasters by Harvard Business Essentials.

Though it was printed in 2004, it’s advice is practical and excellent.  It begins with crisis prevention measures, and helping managers identify and manage incidents and potential incidents.

It’s short, sharp chapters are full of common sense and examples, along with considered tips written in such a way that they feel that they would be accessible to one’s mind during an actual incident.  They include chapters on:

  • What could go wrong?
  • Avoiding the avoidable
  • Contingency planning
  • Crisis recognition
  • Crisis containment
  • Crisis resolution
  • Managing the media
  • Learning from the experience
  • Useful Tools

This is a really affordable buy and a short read, and it’s advice is considered, concise and applicable.  That’s what makes it this month’s book of the month!

We like the whole Harvard Essential range, so if you’re in the market for some great, short, credible business books, why not have a look at these.

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