Martha's Recent Publications about Leadership


Newly publishedNavigating an Organizational Crisis: When Leadership Matters Most (Praeger) offers insight into the following concerns for leaders in times of upheaval and catastrophe.

Insights gathered from over 50 interviews with leaders include:

1. Crisis Response that restores meaning and coherence

2. "Helpful Help" for an organization that is traumatized

3. Strategies for leaders themselves: when to cry? how to listen?

4. Storytelling that builds a new narrative from the chaos of a disaster

Written with long time friend and colleague, Harry Hutson, the book is a must for leaders facing the inevitable crisis.


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ON MY WATCH: An Amazon Best Seller

In this thoughtful book, Johnson shares the real story of extraordinary innovation underway at GSA even as her own tenure as Administrator during the Obama Administration was cut short by scandal. 

Don't miss her stark discussion of the risks leaders face, especially those who change up the game. On My Watch discusses what happens when things fall apart. This book helps equip leaders as they step into the fray. 


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Bloggers Comment


  • Survival Leadership:  Steve Gladis, Jan 10, 2014


  • Women Connect 4 Good Blog:  Dr. Nancy O'Reilly Jan. 9, 2014

‚ÄčStrategies for Personal and Professional Resilience

  • Survival Leadership Blog:  Steve Gladis, Jan 9, 2014

Leading In The Dark

  • Survival Leadership Blog:  Steve Gladis, Jan 8, 2014

On My Watch - Overview

  • The Low-Down: Jon Low, October 23, 2013

On My Watch - Dealing WIth Leadership Crisis 

  • The Huffington Post:  Stephenie Foster,  October 22, 2013

On My Watch: Leadership, Innovation, and Personal Resilience Book Review



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Harry Hutson Co-author

A leadership coach and consultant based in North Carolina, Harry has been an executive at Cummins, Avery Dennison, and Devon Energy. Other books: Putting Hope to Work and Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations.

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