The Right Fight: How Great Leaders Use Healthy Conflict to Drive Performance, Innovation, and Value

The Right Fight: How Great Leaders Use Healthy Conflict to Drive Performance, Innovation, and Value

by Saj-nicole Joni, Damon Beyer


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The Right Fight, the new management guide from noted business strategists Saj-nicole Joni and Damon Beyer, turns management thinking on its head and shows why, in the fast-moving, hyper-competitive marketplaces of the 21st century, leaders need to both foster alignment and orchestrate thoughtful controversy in their organizations to get the best out of them. The authors’ groundbreaking research—including examples as diverse as Unilever, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Dell, the Clinton Administration, and the Houston Independent School System—shows that happy workers can become bored or complacent and thus less productive than workers who are subjected to a little properly managed tension. Readers of Good to Great and Winning, as well as the Harvard Business Review and Strategy + Business, will find much to ponder in The Right Fight.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061717161
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/02/2010
Pages: 237
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Damon Beyer is a partner at Katzenbach Partners LLC, consulting with senior managers on issues of business strategy, operations effectiveness, leadership, and organizational performance.

Saj-nicole Joni is the founder and CEO of Cambridge International Group Ltd. and the author of The Third Opinion: How Successful Leaders Use Outside Insight to Create Superior Results.

Laural Merlington has recorded well over one hundred audiobooks and has received several AudioFile Earphones Awards, including one for Never Say Die by Susan Jacoby.

What People are Saying About This

Marshall Goldsmith

“Managing tension and conflicting ideas is but part of the equation. Using them to steer the organization toward success is the other part, which is often overlooked. In The Right Fight, Saj-Nicole Joni and Damon Beyer show us how to use conflict the right way!”

From the Publisher

"Merlington sounds engaged with the material.... [She] persuasively delivers the author's belief that once...internal struggles are attacked and won, then external fights become more productive." —-AudioFile

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