If the State Department is looking for new diplomats, it could do worse than attend a joint meeting of chapters of RMA, the trade association of bank and credit officers, and the Turnaround Management Association.

I have longed admired RMA but had not heard of the TMA before a recent visit to Detroit to address their local chapters. I found that both groups' members must be agile and delicate and that their biggest enemy is the pack of lawyers looking for lawsuit fodder.

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