In more than five decades with Citigroup and Citibank, William Rhodes has worked with senior business leaders, statesmen, and strongmen and brokered immense financial deals while looking across the table at finance ministers – and up gun barrels trained on him. From these and other experiences, he has learned a lifetime of lessons about managing amid crises – and, more important, how to lead prudently, decisively, and effectively to prevent crises from ever happening in the first place. In Banker to the World, he presents his collected wisdom, best-practices, analysis, and anecdotes in one volume on the creation of value through leadership – and on the importance of leading by one's values. Rhodes’ principles offer an excellent foundation for leaders at all levels.
Few people will be presented with challenges such as restructuring a nation’s multibillion-dollar debt or dealing with Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, but in Banker to the World, Rhodes provides takeaway lessons on leading with character, tact, and determination to evaluate challenges, anticipate responses, and be decisive in navigating crises of any size.
William R. (Bill) Rhodes is the retired Senior Vice Chairman and Senior International Officer of Citigroup and Citibank. He is President and CEO, William R. Rhodes Global Advisors, LLC; Senior Advisor, Citi; and Professor-at-Large, Brown University. He gained a reputation for international financial diplomacy in the 1980s and 1990s as a result of his leadership in helping manage the external debt crises that involved developing nations and their creditors worldwide. He has since served as an advisor to governments, financial officials, and corporations worldwide as well as a director of many for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.
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William R. (Bill) Rhodes
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