Christopher Lochhead

Are you ready for the upturn?

September 30, 2009: 11:20 AM ET

Bad times can't last forever. Start acting like a winner.

Lochhead: Eight rules for thriving post-recession. Photo: Christopher Lochhhead

Lochhead: Eight rules for thriving post-recession. Photo: Christopher Lochhead

By Christopher Lochhead, strategy advisor and former chief marketing officer, Mercury Interactive

A lot of CEOs got caught flat-footed by the recession: they just didn't see the global downturn coming. They didn't act quickly enough, and as a result, their companies' revenues and earnings suffered more than they needed to. So did their people, customers, and shareholders.

It goes without saying that a lot of executives likewise will misjudge the upturn. Don't be one of them.

Opportunity may be knocking. As a few rays of light cut through the economic storm clouds, it's time for action. It is time to start planning, and taking selective thoughtful actions. Here are eight ideas for leading the upturn: More

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