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Highwire Management: Risk-Taking Tactics for Leaders, Innovators, and Trailblazers

Highwire Management: Risk-Taking Tactics for Leaders, Innovators, and Trailblazers

Gene Calvert

ISBN: 978-0-470-63948-1

Sep 1993, Jossey-Bass

225 pages

Select type: Paperback

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$40.00

Description

Draws on numerous examples of working managers in organizations such as Aetna, MCI, and NASA to explain and illustrate how to manage the risk-taking process from start to finish, while giving careful consideration to the pros and cons of each risk. Offers specific, practical tactics and provides easy-to-use instruments that will help managers set priorities and develop risk-taking strategies and skills.

Portraits of working managers in organizations such as Aetna, MCI, nad NASA illustrate how to manage the risk-taking process from start to finish.

Part One: The Value of Risk Taking.

1. The New Realities: Walking the Management Highwire.

2. Excellence and Innovation: The Rewards of Risk Taking.

Part Two: Building Strong Risk-Taking Skills.

3. Assess Your Boundaries, Traits, and Assumptions.

4. Reframe Your Perceptions: Avoiding the Distortion Factors.

5. Improve Your Decision Making: Taking the Right Risk at the Right Time.

6. Confront Your Emotions: Handling the Roller Coaster Rides.

7. Reduce the Dangers: Risk Taking Is Not Risk Free.

8. Survive the Failures: Dealing with the Downside of Risk.

Part Three: Keeping Risk Alive: Encouraging Effective Risk Taking in Yourself and Others.

9. Nurture Your Skills: Learning by Taking Action.

10. Foster Risk Taking in Others,

Appendix: Research Notes.