Leading Through Turbulence March 23, 2012Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Business, Highlights, Management & Organization.
Tags: Alan Lewis, Grand Circle Corporation, Harriet Lewis, people-focused, social-good-centered culture, Values-Based Culture
How a Values-Based Culture Can Build Profits and Leave the World a Better Place
Authors: Alan Lewis, Harriet Lewis
ISBN: 9780071777100 / 0071777105
© 2012 | 1st Edition | 256 pages | Hardback
Pub Date: May-12
Price: US$ 26.00
Management secrets behind Grand Circle Corporation’s 20% annual growth for two decades’and counting’that any business leader can use
Rising Above Turbulence presents a business model that integrates values and philanthropic mission into overall strategy to create and maintain growth, even during the most severe economic and social crises.
The authors provide an inside look at Grand Circle’s successes and failures throughout the years. They highlight the most important business choices and strategies they made as owners, including their creation of a values-based, people-focused, social-good-centered culture. It was this approach that propelled the company through difficult times, including the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the rise of online competitors Travelocity and Expedia, and the recent global economic meltdown. The book offers a compelling case for how leaders within any industry can make their businesses more profitable by making it more generous.
About the Author
Alan Lewis is Chairman of Grand Circle Corporation, and shapes the company’s vision and direction. Lewis established Grand Circle’s Pinnacle Leadership Centerin Kensington, New Hampshirein 1992.
Harriet Lewis is Grand Circle Corporation’s Vice Chair. She helps drive Grand Circle’s mission to help change the lives of its age 50-plus travelers, its global workforce, and the communities to which it travels. In her role as chair of the Grand Circle Foundation, the company’s nonprofit, charitable organization, she extends that mission to the communities Grand Circle touches at home and abroad.