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Bounce: The Art of Turning Tough Times into Triumph

Bounce: The Art of Turning Tough Times into Triumph
Author: Keith McFarland
ISBN 13: 9780307588173
ISBN 10: 307588173
Edition: 1
Publisher: Crown Business
Publication Date: 2009-09-15
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 176
List Price: $21.00

Why do many people and companies crumble in the face of difficulty, while others use adversity to bounce back even stronger? Here from New York Times bestselling author Keith McFarland is a leadership fable for those wary of fables, a story that rejects pat, heard-it-before advice and shows—in a startlingly fresh way—how to use challenges to make both yourself and your organization stronger.

Mike Maloney, division manager for Boston-area tech firm CRX, returns from a business trip late one night feeling demoralized. His unit is about to lose its biggest customer and its most valuable employee. Mike wonders how much longer he and his staff can keep up their relentless work schedule and meet upper management's new request for cost cuts. Something has to give. Hoping to blow off steam, he heads to a gym, WHERE he runs into Joe, a former army Ranger.

After listening to Mike vent about the cards he's been dealt, the ex-soldier says,...