July 8, 2008

Book Review - Judgment

Judgment is required of all effective leaders. In fact, Tichy and Bennis assert that making judgment calls and seeing their decisions through execution is the primary responsibility of leaders. The first few chapters of this book describe how they create mental frameworks from their mission, vision, values, and the knowledge that they gather. These mental frameworks are used to generate storylines that are used to share their vision, persuade others, and to discuss potential outcomes from their initiatives. Most judgment calls fall into three categories--decisions about people, choices in strategy, and dealing with crises. Each of these is discussed not only as a potential problem, but also a potential opportunity. In order to prepare future leaders to exercise wise judgment, the book also includes an extensive index, a handbook that teaches leadership judgment. This is an excellent resource for both current and future leaders.

You can find this book can be found in HECSA Library:

Judgment: How Winning Leaders Make Great Calls
Noel M. Tichy and Warren G. Bennis
HD 57.7 .T496 2007