The Go Point: When It's Time to Decide - Knowing What to Do and When to Do It

The Go Point: When It's Time to Decide - Knowing What to Do and When to Do It

by Michael Useem
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The Go Point: When It's Time to Decide - Knowing What to Do and When to Do It by Michael Useem

What do you do when it’s time to get off the fence?

One of the world’s most noted leadership experts, Michael Useem uses dramatic story­telling to show how to master the art and science of being decisive. He places you smack in the middle of people who faced their go point, when actions–or lack of them–determined the fates of individuals, companies, and countries.

• Why on earth did Robert E. Lee send General George Pickett on an almost suicidal charge against the Union lines at Gettysburg?

• How does the leader of a firefighting crew make life-or-death decisions when one direction means safety, the other danger?

• You’ve just assumed responsibility for a scandal-wracked corporation, a company teetering on the brink of disaster. What you decide over the course of the next several days will have consequences for thousands of employees and investors. How do you fulfill your responsibilities?

You’ll discover why some decisions were flawless, perfectly on target, and others utterly disastrous. Most of all, you’ll learn how to make the right calls yourself, whether you’re changing your career, launching a product, or deciding on a potential acquisition or merger.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400082988
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/03/2006
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

MICHAEL USEEM is the William and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania,and director of its Center for Leadership and Change Management. Dr. Useem is also the author of The Leadership Moment.

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The Go Point: When It's Time to Decide - Knowing What to Do and When to Do It 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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If you have read a few books on decision making and leadership there wasn't anything new for me in this book. A few good case stories about difficult decisions in battling a wild fire, stranded in the Andes, and the battle of Gettysburg. The author invites you at the end to go to the book's website and make your decision making insights contribution.