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Pendulums And Pitfalls (by Mark St.Cyr)

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Everyday we hear warnings in one form or another about the looming
“Fiscal Cliff.” However one thing that seems apparent to someone like
myself is the increasingly changing tone or tenor heard across the media

To paraphrase what’s emerging are lyrics such as, “Well it’s not
really a cliff – it’s more like a slope.” or “Just because we go over
doesn’t really mean it’s something we can’t fix.” These are probably the
most dangerous warning signs one can hear if you’ve ever been involved
in crisis management.

Crisis or turn around management is not for the faint of heart. The
landscape is littered with the unsuccessful. It’s a pretty exclusive
club. So being part of this club more than just once, I believe I can
share a little perspective.