The Fairfax Experience: What the Management Texts Didn't Teach Me
Publication Date :
1 Jan 2007
Fred Hilmer stepped down as CEO of Fairfax in early 2006 with a $4.5 million golden handshake, which understandably made headlines. He was a surprise appointment to the position that he ended up holding for seven years. His background was in academia, which is what he returned to, taking up the position of Vice Chancellor of the University of NSW . This fascinating book is about Hilmer's experience at Fairfax and what it takes for leaders to achieve sustained success. Areas of discussion include: handling the negatives of change management, and how to make the tough decisions and cope with the fall out.