"A must read for a fast moving and volatile world."
"Take it from me, real leadership is never an easy ride. There are pearls of wisdom in this book that continue to be helpful to me as a leader, though one in particular stands out: be a listener, a good listener, even when you don't like what you're hearing."
"In a crisis, it is often about winning the day, and the next day, and the one after that. They have written the Scout's Handbook for leadership in a crisis."
"Prepare to be captivated by the depth of wisdom offered by Harry and Martha in this strikingly well-written book. The authors surprise and engage you with their ability to share their stories, the stories of others, and a cornucopia of research to provide much-needed guidance to leaders who will sooner or later have to deal with a crisis of unexpected magnitude."
"I knew Martha Johnson professionally from her time at GSA and respected her as a leader in the federal service. Her resilience in dealing with the situation that senselessly brought about her resignation was amazing, and this book provides insights to us all who have undergone some personal crisis of our own. As a political exile from Cuba and a veteran of such an unmitigated disaster as the Bay of Pigs, this book would have been very helpful to all of us who had to navigate our individual catastrophes and get back on our own two feet."
"Should be required for leadership development curricula. Hutson and Johnson reach deeply into both what to do and how to be when faced with a crisis in our complex and dangerous world."
"Those involved in leading large organizations . . . or those who aspire to lead . . . may never encounter an organization-threatening crisis. But for those who do, their ability to lead their organization out of the valley of crisis will be the critical event by which, when all is said and done, their careers will be measured. Ignore this story at your peril!"
"In Italian, the word nave refers to a large, ocean-worthy ship, built to withstand the rigors of these journeys. Harry Hutson and Martha Johnson's new book provides such a nave for individuals and corporate systems alike, in helping us to withstand all that can and will happen in such journeys. It is their deft weaving of trauma and chaos theory into the real life of organizations whose moorings have come loose that sets their work apart. Fortunately they steer clear of those pleasant but useless aphorisms such as 'it will get better,' 'just wait for the next day,' etc., and instead show how such 'dark night of the soul' experiences may lead to what I have termed 'secular miracles.' A must-read for anyone seeking to understand the real life experiences of change and turbulence in organization and leaders."