Brilliant or Blunder: 6 Ways Leaders Navigate Uncertainty, Opportunity and Complexity

Brilliant or Blunder: 6 Ways Leaders Navigate Uncertainty, Opportunity and Complexity

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ISBN-13: 9780971590755
Publisher: Enterprise Management Ltd.
Publication date: 10/13/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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TimHouston More than 1 year ago
Brilliant or Blunder provides a refreshing approach beyond what's found in the ordinary books on leadership. Dr. Lippit provides a deeper understanding of the six mindsets that leaders have and she outlines the frameworks used by leaders to make brilliant decisions. Unlike other books on leadership, this does not contain any untried, academic theories or widely-used, often quoted platitudes of many a modern-day CEO, it is chock full of real-life case studies and situations ranging from politics to the corporate world right down to the everyday decisions we make in our own lives. Brilliant or Blunder serves as an invaluable resource that should be consulted and used by the seasoned leader or one just starting out. -- Tim Houston, Bestselling author of The World's Worst Networker and Leads to Referrals
BullGator More than 1 year ago
In this book, Dr. Mary Lippitt takes a new look at how leaders think about challenges faced in the workplace. Rather than relying on instincts and old habits, she presents six very useful mindsets that if decision makers will adopt will result in brilliant decisions. Leaders who want to sharpen their skills should read this book for practical ways to increase their agility and resilience. This is a valuable book that you will want to consult over and over again as your reality shifts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dr. Mary B. Lippitt's book is a must read for everyone involved in business. It not only provides the framework for building a successful enterprise, it also provides the road map for sustaining it! I have trained over 3,000 CEO's as a Resource Speaker for Vistage. Working with this population, I have found that what makes your enterprise successful, may not keep it viable as technology and social emphasis rapidly changes. Dr. Lippitt provides the questions you need to continually audit your organization, and the action guidelines we all need to ensure continued success. This book should help to provide a frame of reference for all students who take business courses. It is a must for all executives and entrepreneurs who desire sustained success. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great leaders reat leaders know how to garner support to solve difficult problems. But in today's complex world where situations are rapidly changing, leaders need the agility to view what's happening through a wide and flexible lens. So how can they find brilliant solutions to make wise decisions while avoiding costly mistakes and blunders? Dr. Mary Lippitt has created a new framework of 6 different mindsets to help leaders understand how they and their colleagues comprehend a situation in order to take the next best steps to action. Complete with case studies, charts and diagrams, and personal and psychological questions, readers will have the opportunity to discover what mindset drives them and then go forth to cultivate a tool box that will become the foundation for their business decision making. Highly recommended to all leaders and anyone in business
LauraBarclay More than 1 year ago
Dr. Mary Lippitt is a leadership thought leader and authority. Her book, Brilliant or Blunder, is an invaluable tool for assessing your mindset and the impact it has on your organization, department, team, and your own success. Through her research and years of consulting with Fortune 500 corporations, not-for-profits, and mid- to small businesses in a variety of industries, Dr. Lippitt had defined six key mindsets: Inventing, Catalyzing, Developing, Performing, Protecting, and Challenging. You will learn how to use these six mindsets in managing conflict, influencing, and aligning others. If you have found yourself making some mistakes over and over, or your team seems to be getting no where, or worse, your organization is losing market share, it is likely that mindsets are impacting success. A key point Dr. Lippitt makes is that mindsets are situational and not permanent, and are not personality traits. Understanding this alone is an eye-opener for many leaders. Brilliant or Blunder discusses the importance of a mindset framework, and the problems that can occur from over-reliance on any one mindset, as well as the importance of adjusting to various realities...utilizing the wrong mindset in the wrong situation can spell disaster. Extremely helpful are the case studies that Dr. Lippitt provides in the book. You will find some "aha" moments. This book provides thought provoking questions in assessing your mindset and the effectiveness of utilizing the six mindsets in your organization. Brilliant or Blunder provides indispensable guidance in how to avoid imbalances and assess the current landscape of your organization's structure, systems, policies, culture, adaptability, talent, and communications. The questions posed in Brilliant or Blunder should become a part of each leadership team meeting and retreat. If you, your leadership team, and your organization have been stuck, the guidance in Brilliant or Blunder will help you get unstuck and to positively move forward. I highly recommend Brilliant or Blunder as an essential tool for all leaders in working with their leadership mindsets, and for organizations looking to move to a stronger and more viable organization. (Laura A. Barclay, CEO and founder of the Civility & Etiquette Centre, and co-author of The Power of Civility)
LauraBarclay More than 1 year ago
Dr. Mary Lippitt is a leadership thought leader and authority. Her book, Brilliant or Blunder, is an invaluable tool for assessing your mindset and the impact it has on your organization, department, team, and your own success. Through her research and years of consulting with Fortune 500 corporations, not-for-profits, and mid- to small businesses in a variety of industries, Dr. Lippitt had defined six key mindsets: Inventing, Catalyzing, Developing, Performing, Protecting, and Challenging. You will learn how to use these six mindsets in managing conflict, influencing, and aligning others. If you have found yourself making some mistakes over and over, or your team seems to be getting no where, or worse, your organization is losing market share, it is likely that mindsets are impacting success. A key point Dr. Lippitt makes is that mindsets are situational and not permanent, and are not personality traits. Understanding this alone is an eye-opener for many leaders. Brilliant or Blunder discusses the importance of a mindset framework, and the problems that can occur from over-reliance on any one mindset, as well as the importance of adjusting to various realities...utilizing the wrong mindset in the wrong situation can spell disaster. Extremely helpful are the case studies that Dr. Lippitt provides in the book. You will find some "aha" moments. This book provides thought provoking questions in assessing your mindset and the effectiveness of utilizing the six mindsets in your organization. Brilliant or Blunder provides indispensable guidance in how to avoid imbalances and assess the current landscape of your organization's structure, systems, policies, culture, adaptability, talent, and communications. The questions posed in Brilliant or Blunder should become a part of each leadership team meeting and retreat. If you, your leadership team, and your organization have been stuck, the guidance in Brilliant or Blunder will help you get unstuck and to positively move forward. I highly recommend Brilliant or Blunder as an essential tool for all leaders in working with their leadership mindsets, and for organizations looking to move to a stronger and more viable organization. (Laura A. Barclay, CEO and founder of the Civility & Etiquette Centre, and co-author of The Power of Civility)