with Dr. Michael Roberto
December 09, 2021, 11 AM - 2 PM Eastern Time
10 AM - 1 PM Central Time
8 AM - 11 AM Pacific Time
$395 (US) per person

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



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. This program shows you how to stimulate dissent and debate to improve your decision-making. 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, this program will explore the five myths of 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 and overcoming the inability to decide; avoiding "analysis paralysis" and other pitfalls. Whether you're a leader or a project team member, this program will help you leverage your team's immense untapped wisdom to make better decisions-and get better results.

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Solving problems is one thing but finding them early enough to do something about it is quite another. Dr. Roberto provides hands-on tools and techniques to avoid falling into decision-making traps by getting a step ahead.
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Dr. Michael Roberto is the Trustee Professor of Management at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI, joining the tenured faculty after 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 and has taught and consulted at a number of firms including Mars, Deloitte, Google, Target, Apple, FedEx, Disney, Morgan Stanley, IBM, Wal-Mart, Amica, and Textron.



  • How to stimulate dissent and debate to improve decision-making
  • Ways to build a climate of candor and trust
  • Techniques for managing conflict constructively
  • How to avoid analysis paralysis and other decision-making pitfalls

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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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