Yale Leadership Expert Jeffrey Sonnenfeld to Discuss New Book

News Story: March 30, 2007

FIRING BACK
How Great Leaders Rebound After Career Disasters

A Conversation with Leadership Expert and
Acclaimed Author Jeffrey Sonnenfeld
Associate Dean, Yale School of Management
Founder and President, Yale Chief Executive Leadership Institute
Sacred Heart University Trustee

WHEN:  Monday, April 16; 6:00 PM Conversation; 7:00 PM Book Signing

WHERE: William H. Pitt Center Board Room

Jeffrey Sonnenfeld is the author of six leadership books, including the widely acclaimed The Hero’s Farewell, along with hundreds of scholarly articles.

Frequently cited in the media, he is the Senior Associate Dean for Executive Programs at Yale University’s School of Management, where he is the Lester Crown Professor of Management Practice as well as founder and President of the Yale Chief Executive Leadership Institute.

A frequent speaker before executive audiences, his consulting work and research activities reflect a continued interest in chief executive succession and board governance along with corporate culture and strategic change.

A regular commentator on PBS’s "Nightly Business Report," and NPR’s "Marketplace," he is a frequently cited leadership expert appearing on CNBC, CNN, Today Show, Dateline, FoxNews, ABC, NBC, and CBS, as well as in such publications as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Fortune, US News & World Report, Newsweek, The Financial Times, and The Economist. He has a large roster of Fortune 500 consulting clients.

Sacred Heart University President Anthony J. Cernera, Ph.D. will serve as host of this event, which is sponsored by the John F. Welch College of Business.

The event is free and open to the public.

Praise for Firing Back
"A remarkably readable book entitled Firing Back: How Great Leaders Rebound After Career Disasters. …Firing Back is full of wreckage and hard-fought redemption, sparing little detail and never going gooey…your reading payoff will be in learning why some leaders can transcend setbacks and others cannot. I won’t spoil the rest of the book by divulging specific remedies and action plans. They are there, backed by research, brought to life by anecdote and are 100% sugar free. Read Firing Back and arm yourself for the day when a career setback could strike you."
—Forbes