Managerial Decision Making Leadership: The Essential Pocket Strategy Book
August 2010, Jossey-Bass
GPA for decision content quality (Goal, Priority, Alternatives); and IPO for decision process quality (Information, People, Objective reasoning). The book places emphasis on leading a team to make decisions, even though the framework can be used for personal and individual decisions.
By using this common decision-making framework, managers and leaders will gain credibility and team support for the decision, will confidently articulate, promote, and defend the decision, and will have made the necessary preparations for successful implementation when the decision-making process is complete.
This proven framework from one of Asia's most dynamic leadership experts will improve the quality of your decisions and change the way you do business.
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
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.
-- Barry Z. Posner, PhD
Professor of Leadership, Santa Clara University
Co-author, 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.