Clarity in Crisis
Leadership Lessons from the CIA
HarperCollins Leadership, 2021
CIA veteran Marc Polymeropoulo offers leadership ideas and harrowing tales from the intelligence service.
Former CIA operative Marc Polymeropoulo offers more thrills than the usual leadership author. He tells of decades of recruiting and developing spies, running CIA intelligence operations in the Middle East and setting up teams to respond to various dangers. Polymeropoulo describes lessons leaders have learned and mistakes they made in life-or-death situations. Then, he provides principles leaders can follow to prepare for ordinary challenges as well as unexpected crises. Polymeropoulo’s advice is widely applicable, concise and – you’ll be glad to know – unclassified.
About the Author
Marc Polymeropoulos, one of the CIA’s most decorated field officers, retired from the senior intelligence service after 26 years in operational headquarters and field management assignments.
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