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The Abilene Paradox and Other Meditations on Management
     

The Abilene Paradox and Other Meditations on Management

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by Jerry B. Harvey
 

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Faulty decision-making can have dire consequences, and when it comes to group decisions, the challenges are even greater. Join Dr. Jerry B. Harvey as he clearly illustrates why no organization wants to find themselves goin' to Abilene.
See how group dynamics can keep individuals from stating their true beliefs for fear of isolation and separation, and how that

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Faulty decision-making can have dire consequences, and when it comes to group decisions, the challenges are even greater. Join Dr. Jerry B. Harvey as he clearly illustrates why no organization wants to find themselves goin' to Abilene.
See how group dynamics can keep individuals from stating their true beliefs for fear of isolation and separation, and how that often leads to mismanaged agreement.
You'll learn to recognize the warning signs of risky group dynamics and improve decision-making processes throughout your organization.

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"Harvey's meditations are a joy. They are the most exquisite essays on management that I've read in over a decade. In fact, this is the only book about management that I've really loved." —Warren Bennis, coauthor of Leaders: The Strategies for Taking Charge and author of Why Leaders Can't Lead

"Jerry Harvey has become a legAnd in his own time with the success of The Abilene Paradox—a principle of group behavior that has application in corporations, government, academia, and family alike. Now he takes aim at a host of other sacred organizational norms and, in succession, dismantles each. You'll smile at his insight and laugh at his wit." —Kenneth H. Blanchard, coauthor of The One-Minute Manager

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787902773
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
535,245
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.23(h) x 0.46(d)

Meet the Author

JERRY B. HARVEY is professor of management science at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and author of the widely used McGraw-Hill management development film "The Abilene Paradox."

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Abilene Paradox and Other Meditations on Management 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
peregrine36 More than 1 year ago
Probably the finest book ever written on the psychology of large and small organizational behavior.