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Crisis Management

Crisis Management
Resilience and Change

April 2019 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Modern organizational crises are complex, diverse, and frequent. Ineffective crisis management can result in catastrophic loss. Crisis Management: Resilience and Change introduces students to best practices for preventing, containing, and learning from crises in our global, media-driven society. While covering the strengths of existing works on crisis management, such as systems, leadership, communication, and stakeholder perspective, this innovative new text goes beyond to include global, ethical, change, and emotional aspects of crisis communication. Using her proven transformative crisis management framework, Sarah Kovoor-Misra illustrates how organizations of all sizes can be adaptable, proactive, resilient, and ethical in the face of calamity.
Chapter 1. The Nature of Organizational Crises: Understanding Its Structure
What Are the Attributes of a Crisis?  
What Are the Causes of Crises?  
What Are the Consequences of a Crisis?  
What Are the Forms and Types of Crises?  
What Are the Phases of a Crisis?  
Chapter 2. The Nature of Crises Continued: Crises as Change
Why Is a Crisis a Change for Organizations?  
How Can Organizational Decline Cause Crises?  
How Can Organizational Growth Cause Crises?  
How Do Crises Situations Differ from Other Forms of Change?  
What Are the Implications for Crisis Management?  
Chapter 3. Transformative Crisis Management: An Overview
What Does it Mean to be Transformative?  
What Are Some Benefits of a TCM Approach?  
What Are the Intellectual Roots of a TCM Approach?  
What Are the Phases of Transformative Crisis Management?  
What Are Some Critical Processes that Foster TCM?  
Differences between a Non-Transformative Crisis Management and a TCM Approach  
Chapter 4. Transformative Leaders
How Are Leaders a Resource during TCM?  
What Is a Transformative Mindset?  
What Are Some Important Transformative Values?  
What Are Some Important Leadership Traits?  
What Are Some Important Leadership Abilities?  
What Are Some Important Sources of Power?  
How Can Leadership Capacity for TCM be Built?  
Chapter 5. Transformative Individuals
How Are Individuals a Resource during TCM?  
What Mindsets and Values Are Important?  
What Are Some Important Personality Traits?  
What Are Some Important Abilities?  
How Can Organizations Support Transformative Individuals?  
Chapter 6. Organizational Culture, Identity, and Character
What Are Organization Culture, Identity, and Character?  
Organizational Identity  
How Are Organizational Culture, Identity, and Character Resources During TCM?  
How Can a Transformative Organizational Culture, Identity, and Character be Built?  
Transformative Values and Traits Assessment  
Chapter 7. Positive Stakeholder Relationships and Adaptable Infrastructure
Positive Stakeholder Relationships  
What Is a Positive Stakeholder Relationship?  
How Are Positive Stakeholder Relationships a Resource?  
How Can Leaders Identify their Organizations Key Stakeholders  
Adaptable Infrastructure as a Resource during Crisis Management  
Concluding Crisis Preparedness  
Organizational Assessment Exercise  
Chapter 8. Crisis Containment: Managing Crises in Positive Ways
Why Is Containing a Crisis a Challenging Task?  
What Is Effective Crisis Containment?  
What Are the Stages of Crisis Containment?  
How Can Leaders Effectively Contain a Crisis?  
Crisis Leadership Assessment  
Chapter 9. Post-Crisis Recovery: Addressing Damage, Deriving Positive Outcomes
What Are Some Areas of Damage that May Need to be Addressed?  
What Are Some Positive Outcomes that can be Attained?  
How Can Leaders Repair Operational and Physical Damage?  
How Can Leaders Effectively Facilitate Post-Crisis Recovery?  
Chapter 10. Post-Crisis Growth: Fixing, Rebuilding, Renewing
What Is Post-Crisis Growth?  
How Can Leaders Facilitate Learning during Post-Crisis Growth?  
How Can Leaders Fix Problems and Rebuild Resources during Post-Crisis Growth?  
How Can Leaders Foster Renewal and Vitality During Post-Crisis Growth?  
What Steps can Leaders Take to Facilitate Post-Crisis Growth?  
Organizational Post-Crisis Growth Assessment  

“A refreshing take on crisis leadership, Crisis Management: Resilience and Change goes beyond the typical crisis communication books in its focus on a much-needed ethical and global approach to leadership in crisis management. With well-known international examples of contemporary crises, Sarah Kovoor-Misra takes us into the mindset and the role of effective leaders and their decision-making strategies in times of crisis. This must-read book fills an important need at a time when leadership in crisis management is sorely needed. Well organized and easy-to-read, it should be on every leader and every student’s list.”

Amiso M. George
Texas Christian University

Crisis Management contains real-world information with a strong understanding of today’s on-line and traditional media.”

Andrea Obston
Quinnipiac University

Crisis Management: Resilience and Change provides truly teachable moments moving beyond reactivity in crisis situations, providing leaders and organizations for betterment and progress following a crisis.”

Diana Lynne Bruns
Southeast Missouri State University

“This is a solid text that goes beyond crisis management. It provides important information on leading and managing in a dynamic environment, and is appropriate for all business students interested in becoming leaders capable of guiding their organizations in turbulent times.”

Herbert Rau
Utica College

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