Among the tests of a leader, few are more challenging and more painful than recovering from a career catastrophe. Most fallen leaders, in fact, don't recover. Still, two decades of consulting experience, scholarly research, and their own personal experiences have convinced the authors that leaders can triumph over tragedy if they do so deliberately. Great business leaders have much in common with the great heroes of universal myth, and they can learn to overcome profound setbacks by thinking in heroic terms.
From the January 2007 issue of Harvard Business Review.
This is a great synopsis of a great book
I lost my high level job 18 months ago because of the dishonesty of others. I was scapegoated and smeared and, consequently, I was depressed and hopeless. However, I am now on track to ending up in a better position than the one I lost. The examples and advice in this book are invaluable. I would recommend it to anyone who is in my position and also to anyone that is just interested in reading a good book.