Leading in Tough Times: The Manager's Guide to Responsibility, Trust, and Motivation

  • 2h 59m
  • Richard S. Deems, Terri A. Deems
  • Human Resource Development Press
  • 2003

Leading in Tough Times: The Manager’s Guide to Responsibility, Trust, and Motivation is full of advice and tips for any manager, supervisor, or team leader who must keep employees productive and engaged during difficult times. Whether it’s a layoff, economic downturn, bankruptcy, or other period of change, this book provides specific actions for leading in ways that show people you are really “there” with them. The authors—nationally recognized experts on the subject—focus on three key areas: Leading with responsibility, keeping trust, and providing motivation in the midst of change.

Leading in Tough Times will shore up your confidence and courage by affirming what the best leaders already know. It is packed with examples and stories, along with a wealth of activities designed to be completed either by individual leaders or work teams.

In the fast-changing world of business, this is a trusted “bible” that will help you work through difficult issues, make decisions, and take actions that will ensure you, your people and your organization survive—and even thrive.

About the Authors

Richard S. Deems, Ph.D., is a nationally recognized expert on organizational change and leadership who has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Federal Times, Executive Excellence and Sporting News. He is founder and president of Deems Associates, Inc., and its subsidiary, WorkLife Design. Dr. Deems is the author of nine previous books on management issues including the best-selling Making Change Work for You!

Terri A. Deems, Ph.D., is executive Vice President of Deems Associates, Inc., and its subsidiary, WorkLife Design. She is the recipient of the 2000 International Cutting-Edge Award for Research in Human Resource Development, presented by the Academy of Human Resources Development. She has presented her research on personal and organizational change and development at numerous national and international conferences.

In this Book

  • Lead the Way
  • Connecting with Others
  • That Vision Thing
  • Mindfulness
  • Engaging Others
  • Re-energizing Work
  • Ethics, Values, and Integrity
  • How Do I Lead Others Through Change?
  • How Do I Handle Layoffs and Downsizings?
  • What If I'm Asked to Do Something Illegal?
  • What Can I Do When the Company's in Financial Trouble?
  • How Do I Restore Confidence?
  • How Do I Motivate People in Tough Times?
  • References
  • Interviews/Contributors