CRITICAL DECISION MAKING: THE IMPORTANCE OF CONSTRUCTIVE CONFLICT
with Dr. Michael Roberto
January 22, 2022, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time

$395 (US) per person
VIRTUAL SESSION (3-HOUR)

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Book by Dr. Michael Roberto
Book by Dr. Michael Roberto

CRITICAL DECISION MAKING: THE IMPORTANCE OF CONSTRUCTIVE CONFLICT

 
Leaders hear 'yes' far too often. They don't hear bad news until it's too late. It's an enormous problem for leaders, for teams, for the entire organization. But is it inevitable? Absolutely not. In this workshop, Professor Michael Roberto shows you how to stimulate dissent and debate to improve your decision making; he also shows how to keep that conflict constructive. Of course, conflict alone does not produce better decisions and improved results. Leaders need to cultivate debate and simultaneously build consensus. Through fascinating examples from history, including the Bay of Pigs, Cuban Missile Crisis, and the tragedy on Mount Everest, the workshop will explore each of the following: the five myths of executive decision making; how to foster open debate that actually builds long-term consensus; how to achieve "diversity in counsel, unity in command"; how to move to closure: overcoming the inability to decide; avoiding "analysis paralysis" and other pitfalls; how to gain the whole-hearted commitment to act; and how to address hidden doubts that could undermine your final decision. Whether you're a senior executive or a project team member, this workshop will help you leverage your team's immense untapped wisdom to make better decisions—and get better results.
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Dr. Roberto's session was very interactive and engaging. One of the best IMS sessions I have experienced!
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DR. MICHAEL ROBERTO

 

Dr. Michael Roberto is the Trustee Professor of Management at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI. He joined the tenured faculty at Bryant after serving for six years on the faculty at Harvard Business School. He has also has been a Visiting Associate Professor of Management at New York University`s Stern School of Business.

Dr. Roberto's research focuses on decision making, teamwork, and leadership. He has published three books, the latest of which is titled Unlocking Creativity (Wiley, 2019), Why Great Leaders Don't Take Yes For An Answer (2nd edition published in 2013), and Know What You Don’t Know (published in 2009). He also has developed three Great Courses lecture series, the best-selling Everest Leadership and Team Simulation, and the award-winning Columbia’s Final Mission multi-media case study about the 2003 space shuttle accident.

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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

 
  • 5 myths of executive decision making
  • How to avoid analysis paralysis and other pitfalls in decision makintg
  • how to stimulate dissent and debate to improve your decision making

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Delivery Method: Group Internet Based (Zoom platform)
Prerequisites: None
Program Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Advanced Preparation: None
Participants will earn 3.5 CPE credits or 3 PDC credits
 
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