Managerial Decision Making and Leadership : The Essential Pocket Strategy Book

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-08-30
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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"The price of greatness is responsibility" Winston Churchill. Great leaders and organizations need to bear greater responsibilities for its customers, employees, shareholders, business partners, and societies. Above all these responsibilities is the responsibility to make responsible decisions. Especially, leading the team and organization to make high quality and responsible decisions repeatedly. What are some of the common managerial traps in making team decisions? What are the drawbacks of leader makes the decision by him/her self or using democratic voting system for team decision? What does it take to score high in leading the team to make the best organizational decisions that have the highest odds for successful implementation? What are the critical success factors for high quality and responsible decisions? How to connect decisions and implementations to ensure best outcome? When and how to engage different members in the organization in the decision making process? How to ensure the decision making process is efficient and effective? When to re-examine and modify previous decision for continuous improvement? How to ensure all team members are making high quality responsible decisions even when the boss is not around? What are the different roles and responsibilities in team decision and the most effective leadership style at different stages of the decision making process? This book provides answers to these questions through a simple and logical decision making framework tested by years of real life experiences. Managers and leaders can score high in leading the team to make high quality, responsible decisions and best prepare for successful implementation. The book de-mystifies the seeming complicated topic of Team decisions. It unveils a simple decision making framework that is easy to remember and effective in leading the team to make quality and responsible decisions. Six elements are discussed which can be used to score the quality of team or individual decisions.

Author Biography

Caroline Wang is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Business and Management, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). She teaches the MBA and Executive MBA programs, with course topics covering Managerial Decision Making and Leadership, Managerial Communication, Leading Across Diversity, and Business Leadership. In addition, she is also visiting Professor at Peking University, Tsinghua University, and National University of Singapore for their executive programs.
Caroline was formerly Vice President and highest ranking Asian female executive for IBM globally with over 25 years of working experience in the United States and across Asia Pacific. During her stint in IBM her responsibilities spanned 12 functional areas and her roles included Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Information Officer.
Caroline currently serves as Board Director for three multinational companies in China.

Table of Contents

Decisions and Decision Making
Decision-Making Traps
GPA: G for Goal
GPA: P for Priorities
GPA: A for Alternatives
IPO: O for Objective Reasoning
IPO: I for Information
IPO: P for People
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