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Why Great Leaders Don't Take Yes for an Answer Managing for Conflict and Consensus

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ISBN-10: 0131454390

ISBN-13: 9780131454392

Edition: 2005

Authors: Michael A. Roberto

List price: $29.99
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Executives hear yes far too often. Their status and power inhibits candid dialogue. They don't hear bad news until it's too late. They get groupthink, not reality. They think they've achieved consensus, then find their decisions undermined or derailed by colleagues who never really bought in. They become increasingly isolated; even high-risk or illegal actions can begin to go unquestioned. Inevitable? Absolutely not. In this book, Harvard Business School Professor Michael Roberto shows you how to promote honest, constructive dissent and scepticism... use it to improve your decisions... and then align your entire organization to fully support the decisions you make. Drawing on his extensive research on executive decision-making, Roberto shows how to test and probe the members of your management team... discover when yes means yes and when it doesn't... and build real, deep consensus that leads to action. Along the way, Roberto offers important new insights into managing teams, mitigating risk, promoting corporate ethics through effective governance, and much more. Your organization and your executive team have immense untapped wisdom: this book will help you tap that wisdom to the fullest.
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wharton School Publishing
Publication date: 6/6/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

The leadership challenge
Deciding how to decide
An absence of candor
Stimulating the clash of ideas
Keeping conflict constructive
The dynamics of indecision
Fair and legitimate process
Reaching closure
Leading with restraint