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  • Jul 15, 2013 | 07:15 PM

    Tom Graham Chronicles 

    Chapter One: Lessons Learned: Tactics, Techniques and Temperament Over a four-decade long career, Thomas C. Graham built a razor-sharp reputation as a turn-around specialist, rescuing troubled steel companies from the slag heap of history. Along the way, he faced a mountain of challenges and step by step perfected a management style and strategy that proved uncannily effective at surmounting some very steep odds. In this chapter, Mr. Graham sizes up the unique challenges he faced at the helm of each of the four major mills he led back to profitability – J&L Steel, US Steel, Washington Steel and AK Steel. On a more personal note, we are also treated to some surprising insight into Mr. Graham’s early career and select nuggets of management wisdom that are as pertinent today as when they were coined.  More »