Getting It Right: Notre Dame on Leadership and Judgment in Business

Getting It Right: Notre Dame on Leadership and Judgment in Business

by Viva Bartkus, Ed Conlon


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To be a successful business leader, executives need to make values-based problem solving a habit of mind, argue management experts and Notre Dame professors Viva Bartkus and Ed Conlon. In Getting It Right, Bartkus and Conlon draw on insights from consulting, management, and academia to deliver a powerful message: no matter how chaotic the marketplace, leaders can still address even the most staggering challenges in a calm and confident manner.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470245880
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/18/2008
Series: J-B US non-Franchise Leadership Series , #7
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Viva Ona Bartkus, is an associate professor of management at the University of Notre Dame. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Notre Dame, Dr. Bartkus spent ten years at the global management consulting firm of McKinsey & Company—the last four years as a partner.

Edward J. Conlon, joined the faculty of Notre Dame in 1992, served as chair of the management department until 1998, and as Associate Dean for Graduate programs since 2003. In addition to teaching in the Executive MBA program at Notre Dame, he has conducted executive development workshops with leading organizations.

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Table of Contents


Introduction: Solve the Problem.

Part One: Discovering Solutions.

1. Starting from Values.

2. What Really Is the Problem Here?

3. Priorities.

4. One Percent Inspiration.

5. Ninety-Nine Percent Perspiration.

6. How to Tell the Story.

Part Two: Moving from Analysis to Action.

7. The Business Case.

8. When Good Enough Is Both.

Part Three: Driving the Solution Through the Organization.

9. Frailty, Fortitude, and a Leader's Commitment.

10. Bulldoze the Barriers.

11. The Toils of Sisyphus.



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