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The Power of Collective Wisdom: And the Trap of Collective Folly

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2009

An inspired and practical approach to developing the innate power of groups to make wise, compassionate, and creative decisions • Based on nine years of research involving scores of participants • Includes real-life examples and specific practices to help readers understand and cultivate collective wisdom and avoid collective folly If we are to disentangle the extraordinary challenges that we face today in organizations, ...


Consensus Through Conversation (EasyRead Comfort Edition): How to Achieve High-Commitment Decisions
Larry Dressler

ReadHowYouWant, 2009

If you are a consultant, manager, meeting facilitator, team leader, community organizer, or simply someone who is involved in lots of group decisions, Consensus Through Conversation was written for you. Consensus Through Conversation is a portable, easy-to-read reference to help you facilitate and participate in consensus decision-making processes. It contains the basic principles and methods for making consensus work, whether in the corporate ...


When Growth Stalls: How It Happens, Why You're Stuck, and What to Do About It
Steve McKee

Jossey-Bass, 2009

One of the toughest lessons every business leader learns is how hard it is to generate sustained growth. Stalled growth is the rule, not the exception--even for the best-managed companies. That's especially true in unpredictable economic environments such as the one we're experiencing today. McKee has a unique understanding of what happens when growth stalls. His firm commissioned a study of 700 companies that had at one time been among the ...


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 ...


The Power of a Good Fight
Lynne Eisaguirre

Alpha, 2002

Some of the topics include: the power of attitudes, the power of styles, the power of skills and the power of systems. From the author who presents speeches, workshops and consulting services on conflict and negotiation, diversity, team building, leadership, and employee retention.


Facilitator's Guide to Participatory Decision-Making
Sam Kaner, Lenny Lind, ...

New Society Publishers, 1998

This book provides the tools to put democratic values into practice in groups and organisations. Designed to help groups increase participation and collaboration, promote mutual understanding, honour diversity, and make effective, inclusive, participatory decisions, it is loaded with graphics, guidelines and hand outs, and presents more than 200 valuable tools and skills. It is perfect for managers, participants, seasoned practitioners, and ...


Political Liberalism: Expanded Edition (Columbia Classics in Philosophy)
John Rawls

Columbia University Press, 2005

This book continues and revises the ideas of justice as fairness that John Rawls presented in A Theory of Justice but changes its philosophical interpretation in a fundamental way. That previous work assumed what Rawls calls a "well-ordered society," one that is stable and relatively homogenous in its basic moral beliefs and in which there is broad agreement about what constitutes the good life. Yet in modern democratic society a plurality of ...


Creating a Life Together: Practical Tools to Grow Ecovillages and Intentional Communities
Diana Leafe Christian

New Society Publishers, 2003

Creating a Life Together is the only resource available that provides step-by-step practical information distilled from numerous firsthand sources on how to establish an intentional community. It deals in depth with structural, interpersonal and leadership issues, decision-making methods, vision statements, and the development of a legal structure, as well as profiling well-established model communities. This exhaustive guide includes excellent ...


Finding New Ground
Robert J. Chadwick

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013

Conflict is at the heart of life. It impacts relationships of the heart, the home, the community, and at work. Most flee from it, some embrace it, but few learn how to master conflict and productively transform it into a consensus. Author Robert Chadwick is one of those few. For over forty years, he has been helping individuals and communities experience and learn how to best address their personal, interpersonal, and intergroup conflicts. In ...


Corporate Value of Enterprise Risk Management: The Next Step in Business Management (Wiley Corporate F&A)

Wiley, 2011

The ultimate guide to maximizing shareholder value through ERM The first book to introduce an emerging approach synthesizing ERM and value-based management, Corporate Value of Enterprise Risk Management clarifies ERM as a strategic business management approach that enhances strategic planning and other decision-making processes. A hot topic in the wake of a series of corporate scandals as well as the financial crisis Looks at ERM as a way to ...


The End of Management and the Rise of Organizational Democracy
Kenneth Cloke, Joan Goldsmith

Jossey-Bass, 2002

There is a search in process for a new context and paradigm for the organization of the future-an organization that must be capable of producing high-quality, competitive products that satisfy customers without destroying the planet or degrading human life. The End of Management and the Rise of Organizational Democracy calls for a radical set of organizational development initiatives that will combat the destructive forces of globalization, put ...


Disunion!: The Coming of the American Civil War, 1789-1859 (Littlefield History of the Civil War Era)
Elizabeth R. Varon

The University of North Carolina Press, 2008

In the decades before the Civil War, Americans debating the fate of slavery often invoked the specter of disunion to frighten or discredit their opponents. According to Elizabeth Varon, "disunion" was a startling and provocative keyword in Americans' political vocabulary: it connoted the failure of the founders' singular effort to establish a lasting representative government. For many Americans in both the North and the South, disunion was a ...


Leadership in a Wiki World: Leveraging Collective Knowledge To Make the Leap To Extraordinary Performance
Rod Collins

Dog Ear Publishing, LLC, 2010

Rod Collins is the Director of Innovation at Optimity Advisors, a national management consulting firm, and a leading expert on the next generation of business management. “In the age of speed we live in, new rules emerge at a breakneck pace. As a leader, you can either be blindsided by these new rules or let Rod Collins’ book give you a welcome heads-up and head start!” ~ Vince Poscente, author of the NY Times Bestseller The Age of ...


Beyond Dealmaking: Five Steps to Negotiating Profitable Relationships

Jossey-Bass, 2009

Praise for Beyond Dealmaking "Every potential rainmaker and savvy competitor needs Melanie Billings-Yun's GRASP method for negotiation. You'll never have to search for leads again. I highly recommend this book." —Jeffrey J. Fox, author, How to Be a Rainmaker, Rain, and How to Be a Fierce Competitor "Stepping back from the details of the deal, Beyond Dealmaking focuses on the bigger picture—engaging people to work together in an authentic ...


Project Management for Healthcare Information Technology

McGraw-Hill Professional, 2011

A Proven, Integrated Healthcare Information Technology Management Solution Co-written by a certified Project Management Professional and an M.D., Project Management for Healthcare Information Technology presents an effective methodology that encompasses standards and best practices from project management, information technology management, and change management for a streamlined transition to digital medicine. Each management discipline ...


8 Lies of Teamwork
Michael Wachter

Corporate Impact, 2002

It is written that, Teamwork is separate from the business … Leadership is shared … The team has primary responsibility for team success … There is no "I" in team … Teams make consensus decisions … Teamwork is about relationships … Teamwork requires more meetings … Teams do work. And these are lies, all lies! 8 Lies of Teamwork exposes the myths surrounding teamwork and the sources of organization resistance that often prevent ...


The Secrets of Facilitation: The SMART Guide to Getting Results with Groups
Michael Wilkinson

Jossey-Bass, 2012

This thoroughly revised and updated edition of The Secrets of Facilitation delivers a clear vision of facilitation excellence and reveals the specific techniques effective facilitators use to produce consistent, repeatable results with groups. Author Michael Wilkinson has trained thousands of managers, analysts, and consultants around the world to apply the power of SMART (Structured Meeting And Relating Techniques) facilitation to achieve ...


Building Team Power: How to Unleash the Collaborative Genius of Teams for Increased Engagement, Productivity, ...
Thomas Kayser

McGraw-Hill, 2010

Building Team Power is a hands-on, how-to book. It is a roll-up-your-sleeves-and-get-your-hands-dirty book. It is applications oriented all the way. Don't look for complex psychological, sociological or academic group theory models here. You won't find any. Building Team Power extends and expand s the reach of my well-received Mining Group Gold book. This one digs into the crucial behaviors you need to understand and practice to ...


We Hold These Truths: Catholic Reflections on the American Proposition (A Sheed & Ward Classic)
John Courtney Murray S.J.

Sheed & Ward, 2005

The 1960 publication of We Hold These Truths marked a significant event in the history of modern American thought. Since that time, Sheed & Ward has kept the book in print and has published several studies of John Courtney Murray's life and work. We are proud to present a new edition of this classic text, which features a comprehensive introduction by Peter Lawler that places Murray in the context of Catholic and American history and thought ...


The Kingdom of Christ: The New Evangelical Perspective
Russell D. Moore

Crossway, 2004

In this scholarly work, Russell D. Moore relates the history leading up to the new "Kingdom" consensus among evangelicals from the time theologian Carl F. H. Henry called for it fifty years ago. He examines how this consensus offers a renewed theological foundation for evangelical engagement in the social and political realms. While evangelical scholars and pastors will be interested in this sharp, insightful book, all evangelicals interested ...



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