Leadership in Crisis
Wed, 07/29/2020

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In this panel discussion presented by Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations Executive and Professional Education and Competitive Business Solutions, top executives compare their strategies for navigating two significant crises in US history: Post 9/11 economic impacts in 2001 and the economic crisis of 2008. What was learned in 2001 that they applied in 2008? How can those strategies be used in the current climate? Operational, financial, staffing and leadership functions will be discussed.

Speakers discuss challenges and actions that resulted from the 2001 and 2008 economic crises, including:

  • Business decisions to address unpredictable economic conditions
  • Key management decisions required during crisis
  • Employee impacts (skyrocketing unemployment, furloughs, layoffs, motivation, etc.)
  • Changes in leadership style based on economic environment
  • Application of Lessons Learned from 2001 to 2008 or current day
  • Customer communications and shifts in buying patterns
  • Financial reactions (inventory levels, spending levels, cash management)
  • Government interaction or legislation introduced as a result of the crisis

Edward Hoffman
President and Founder, Competitive Business Solutions

Michael C. Gass
Retired President and Chief Executive Officer, United Launch Alliance (ULA)

Sunita Holzer
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Realogy Holdings Corp.

Amy Mansue
Executive Vice President and Chief Experience Officer, RWJBarnabas Health President and CEO, Inspira Health (as of 9/1/20)