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Why Great Leaders Don't Take Yes for an Answer: Managing for Conflict and Consensus
Michael A. Roberto

Wharton School Publishing, 2005

Harvard Business School's Michael Roberto draws on powerful decision-making case studies from every walk of life, showing how to promote honest, constructive dissent and skepticism; use it to improve decisions; and align organizations behind those decisions.  Learn from disasters like the Space Shuttle Columbia and JFK's Bay of Pigs Invasion,  from successes like Sid Caesar and Bill Parcells, from George W. Bush's decision-making after ...


Beyond Consensus: Improving Collaborative Planning and Management
Richard D. Margerum

The MIT Press, 2011

Collaborative approaches are increasingly common across a range of governance and policy areas. Single-issue, single-organization solutions often prove ineffective for complex, contentious, and diffuse problems. Collaborative efforts allow cross-jurisdictional governance and policy, involving groups that may operate on different decision-making levels. In Beyond Consensus, Richard Margerum examines the full range of collaborative enterprises in ...


Consensus and Controversy: Defending Pope Pius XII
Margherita Marchione

Paulist Pr, 2002

Fighting Revisionist History Author of Pope Pius XII: Architect of Peace, Sister Margherita Marchione uses extensive documentation from the war years themselves to combat the campaign of hatred that has smeared Pius XII's name as anti-Semitic. Firsthand sources reveal the Vatican's efforts for peace, as well as the grateful responses of Jewish leaders of the time. Must reading for all thinking Catholics, Consensus and Controversy-- · ...


More Than 50 Ways to Build Team Consensus
R. Bruce Williams

Corwin, 2006

This valuable resource provides more than 50 practical, step-by-step activities and strategies for helping groups collaborate to build consensus and accomplish their goals.


Why Great Leaders Don't Take Yes for an Answer: Managing for Conflict and Consensus (2nd Edition)
Michael A. Roberto

FT Press, 2013

Make better decisions! Michael A. Roberto will help you achieve deeper consensus, get past groupthink and "yes men," and achieve superior results in every decision you make -- especially your most complex and highest-stakes decisions! Roberto's Why Great Leaders Don't Take Yes for an Answer, Second Edition gives you a powerful framework for promoting honest, constructive dissent and skepticism; test your assumptions; more thoroughly and fairly ...


Consensus Organizing: A Community Development Workbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Designing, Implementing, ...
Mary L. (Louise) Ohmer, Karen DeMasi

SAGE Publications, Inc, 2008

A person doesn’t have to be a consensus organizer to think like one. Consensus Organizing: A Community Development Workbook—A Comprehensive Guide to Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating Community Change Initiatives helps students and practitioners begin to think like consensus organizers and incorporate this way of strategic thinking into their lives and their work. Through a wide range of exercises, role-play activities, case ...


Psychological Science in the Courtroom: Consensus and Controversy

The Guilford Press, 2009

This rigorous yet reader-friendly book reviews the state of the science on a broad range of psychological issues commonly encountered in the forensic context. The goal is to help professionals and students differentiate between supported and unsupported psychological techniques--and steer clear of those that may be misleading or legally inadmissible. Leading contributors focus on controversial issues surrounding recovered memories, projective ...


The Beijing Consensus: How China's Authoritarian Model Will Dominate the Twenty-First Century
Stefan Halper

Basic Books, 2010

Beijing presents a clear and gathering threat to Washington—but not for the reasons you think. China’s challenge to the West stems from its transformative brand of capitalism and an entirely different conception of the international community. Taking us on a whirlwind tour of China in the world—from dictators in Africa to oligarchs in Southeast Asia to South American strongmen—Halper demonstrates that China’s illiberal vision is rapidly ...


Consensus-Oriented Decision-Making: The CODM Model for Facilitating Groups to Widespread Agreement
Tim Hartnett

New Society Publishers, 2011

Are you frustrated by that common challenge called group decision-making? Consensus-Oriented Decision-Making can help! Clearly written and well organized, keep this book by your side and refer to it often. Groups you are part of will function better as a result. -- Peggy Holman, author, Engaging Emergence: Turning Upheaval into Opportunity For any group or organization to function effectively, it must be able to make decisions well. ...


Consensus Through Conversation: How to Achieve High-Commitment Decisions
Larry Dressler

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2006

Consensus is fast becoming one of business' most popular-but most widely mis-understood decision-making models. By involving people in the decisions that impact their work, companies develop a passionate team of workers, one that is committed to a future they've helped shape. This useful guide leads managers, consultants, and facilitators through the consensus-building process. It shows how to avoid common pitfalls like false agreement and the " ...


Human Rights in Cross-Cultural Perspectives: A Quest for Consensus (Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights)

University of Pennsylvania Press, 1995

Human rights violations are perpetrated in all parts of the world, and the universal reaction to such atrocities is overwhelmingly one of horror and sadness. Yet, as Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im and his contributors attest, our viewpoint is clouded and biased by the expectations native to our own culture. How do other cultures view human rights issues? Can an analysis of these issues through multiple viewpoints, both cross-cultural and indigenous, ...


How to Make Collaboration Work: Powerful Ways to Build Consensus, Solve Problems, and Make Decisions
David Straus, Thomas C. Layton

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2002

Collaboration is an everyday practice that many people find to be a frustrating, even exhausting, experience. How to Make Collaboration Work provides a remedy: five principles of collaboration that have been tested and refined in organizations throughout the world. Author David Straus shows that these methods can help any group make better decisions and function more effectively. The five principles are: Involve the Relevant Stakeholders, Build ...


American Usage and Style: The Consensus
Roy H. Copperud

Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1982

If there is any agreement among authorities on the English language, it is that there is often disagreement on the use and meaning of words. American Usage and Style removes confusion about these questions, and also about punc-tuation and grammar. The author offers a consensus of style and usage by comparing the judgments of leading authorities, as well as the definitions in seven current dictionaries. Thus he helps writers and other users of ...


Consensus Organizing: Building Communities of Mutual Self Interest
Michael (Mike) P. Eichler

SAGE Publications, Inc, 2007

The first new form of community organizing since Saul Alinsky, this book connects the poor to the rest of society. Written in a logical, teachable, and pragmatic style, Consensus Organizing: Building Communities of Mutual Self Interest is a model of social change for the 21st century. Through real examples, author Mike Eichler illustrates how anyone can practice consensus organizing and help the poor, forgotten, and disempowered.


Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus
Rick Perlstein

Nation Books, 2009

Acclaimed historian Rick Perlstein chronicles the rise of the conservative movement in the liberal 1960s. At the heart of the story is Barry Goldwater, the renegade Republican from Arizona who loathed federal government, despised liberals, and mocked “peaceful coexistence” with the USSR. Perlstein’s narrative shines a light on a whole world of conservatives and their antagonists, including William F. Buckley, Nelson Rockefeller, and Bill ...


Transforming Conflict into Consensus: 9 Keys to Synergy
Mr. Trip Barthel

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014

Affirmative Facilitation (AF) focuses on positivity in conflict resolution, promoting meaning through living an authentically happy life. This is done by choosing actions that promote individual and group growth and prosperity. Life ranges from suffering to happiness, and while suffering is painful, it is occasionally necessary to achieve growth. This book is about using a positive approach to solve difficult problems. However it is more than ...


The Consensus Building Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Reaching Agreement
Lawrence E. Susskind, Sarah McKearnen, ...

SAGE Publications, Inc, 1999

This handbook on group decision-making for those wanting to operate in a consensus fashion stresses the advantages of informal, common sense approaches to working together. It describes how any group can put these approaches into practice, and relates numerous examples of situations in which such approaches have been applied.


Conscience, Consensus, and the Development of Doctrine
John Henry Newman

Image, 1992

"Certainly, if I am obliged to bring religion into after-dinner toasts (which indeed does not seem quite the thing), I shall drink -- to the Pope, if you please -- still, to Conscience first, and to the Pope afterwards." --John Henry Cardinal Newman In the works collected here, including An Essay on the Development of Christian doctrine, A Letter Addressed to His Grace the Duke of Norfolk, and On Consulting the Faithful in Matters of ...


The Geneva Consensus: Making Trade Work for All
Pascal Lamy

Cambridge University Press, 2013

As Director-General of the World Trade Organization, Pascal Lamy chaired the Doha Round of negotiations and witnessed a rapidly changing international trade environment. In his first book since leaving the WTO, Lamy reflects on his time there and outlines his views on the significance of open trade in generating global economic growth, reducing poverty and creating jobs around the world. He argues that trade can only act as a motor for growth if ...


The Consensus on the abolition of the celebrity obsessed brain fixers.

David a. Morgan, 2011

A subversive journey through the mind by guardians intent on healing but all too often causing havoc instead. A child witnessing domestic violence is guided away from the path of repetition. A WAG learns the error of her ways. An autistic young man makes contact in a neutral landscape. A victim of racial intolerance is protected from the overwhelming fear of isolation. These journeys become more dangerous with the presence of an Artificial ...



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