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

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The Go Point--the moment of truth when you have to say yes or no when it's time to get off the fence.

Michael Useem--through dramatic storytelling--shows how to master the art and science of being decisive. He places you smack in the middle of people facing their go point, where 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, directing his people--with little information about weather patterns to guide him--to go up or down the mountain? 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?

Michael Useem makes you feel as if you are there, right in the center of the action. He was there: tramping up and down the mountain where firefighters made their momentous decisions; walking the battlefield at Gettysburg to see for himself just what General Pickett faced before making his ill-fated charge; going into a trading pit where million-dollar buy-and-sell decisions are made that affect fortunes of both the firm and the person making the call.

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, hiring anassistant, launching a product, or deciding on a potential acquisition or merger.

Smartly written and offering unusual insights into the minds of decision makers such as General Lee, The Go Point will provide the guidance for you to move with confidence when it's your turn to get off the fence.

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Synopsis:

Through stories and action-oriented tools, Useem shows how to get to the go point--when it's time to get off the fence, say yes or no, and jump the right way.

Synopsis:

What do you do when its time to get off the fence?

One of the worlds 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?

• Youve 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?

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400082995
Author:
Useem, Michael
Publisher:
Crown Business
Subject:
Decision Making & Problem Solving
Subject:
General Business & Economics
Subject:
BUSINESS STRATEGY
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
52 BandW PHOTOS; 7 LINE DRAWINGS
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.00x5.34x.59 in. .46 lbs.

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Product details 288 pages Three Rivers Press (CA) - English 9781400082995 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Through stories and action-oriented tools, Useem shows how to get to the go point--when it's time to get off the fence, say yes or no, and jump the right way.
"Synopsis" by , What do you do when its time to get off the fence?

One of the worlds 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?

• Youve 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?

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

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