'A compelling guide for leaders grappling with the pandemic'
Financial Times 'A remarkable book telling business leaders what to
do when disaster strikes' The Times AN INSPIRING STORY OF RESILIENT
LEADERSHIP IN THE TOUGHEST OF TIMES Louai Al Roumani was head of
finance and planning at one of the largest banks in Syria, when the
war broke out in 2011. In Lessons from a Warzone, Al Roumani shares
his very personal account of coping with the day-to-day realities
of leading an organization in dangerous and hostile conditions. His
story shows how inspiration can come from the unlikeliest of places
- from the timeless wisdom of merchants in ancient souks to the
changing patterns of military checkpoints. During that time, not
only did the bank remain robust when others faltered - it thrived
and became the undisputed leading bank as people's trust in its
capability to safeguard their life-long savings strengthened. In
this book, Al Roumani distils the knowledge and skills he and his
colleagues developed while steering the bank through four
impossible years into ten lessons applicable to any leader facing a
crisis today. His valuable, and often counterintuitive, advice -
ranging from resisting over-planning to hacking your own IT
department to cutting costs (but not morale) - will help anyone
understand how to be resilient even in the most challenging of
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