Managerial Decision Making Leadership: The Essential Pocket Strategy Book

Managerial Decision Making Leadership: The Essential Pocket Strategy Book

by Caroline Wang


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470825259
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/30/2010
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 11.40(h) x 3.90(d)

About the Author

Caroline Wang is Professor of Business Practice at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School.  She has taught MBA and Executive education programs at HKUST, Peking University, Tsinghua University, and National University of Singapore, with course topics covering Managerial Decision Making and Leadership, Managerial Communication, Leading Change, and Business Leadership.

Caroline was formerly Vice President and the highest ranking Asian female executive at IBM globally with over 30 years of diverse working experiences in the United States and across Asia Pacific.  During her stint at IBM her responsibilities spanned 12 functional areas, including being Vice President of Marketing, Information Technology, and Business Transformation.     

Caroline currently serves as Board Director for three companies in Finance, Biomedical, and Technology industries.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Introduction xi

1 Decisions and Decision Making 1

2 Decision-Making Traps 9

3 GPA: G for Goal 23

4 GPA: P for Priorities 39

5 GPA: A for Alternatives 57

6 IPO: O for Objective Reasoning 73

7 IPO: I for Information 85

8 IPO: P for People 99

9 Conclusion 119

Bibliography 125

Index 127

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This book responds to today's cries for greater transparency about how decisions are going to be made and provides a template-backed up by rich personal experiences and common sense-that ensures that the right content and processes are brought into play in making high-quality decisions.
— Barry Z. Posner, PhD
Professor of Leadership, Santa Clara University
The Leadership Challenge and The Truth About Leadership

Managerial Decision Making and Leadership offers management insights and a practical framework for all managers to effectively lead the team to make quality business decisions. An essential pocket book to carry.
— Sophia Tong
CEO, Testrite Group

Managerial Decision Making and Leadership offers a balance of real world experience and sound conceptual theory. It explains in practical terms how to lead a team to make quality decisions. It offers the balance of empowerment and accountability. A must read for all managers.
— Dr. John C. M. Lee
Chairman and CEO, Asia Vision Technology

Managerial Decision Making and Leadership outlines a decision-making framework that can help managers in all cultures to effectively lead their team to make quality decisions to achieve organizational goals.
Ruimin Zhang
Chairman and CEO, Haier Group

The decision-making framework described in this book is simple yet comprehensive and can be used by all managers in cross-cultural environments to enhance decision transparency and team involvement.
Yukako Uchinaga
Director and Executive Vice President, Benesse Holdings, Inc. and
Chairman of the Board, CEO and President, Berlitz International, Inc.


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