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The responsibility virus : stop taking charge or taking orders and start making critical decisions

Author: Roger L Martin
Publisher: London : FT Prentice Hall, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why is it that so many important decisions get left to so few managers? Why can't more people in your business take responsibility? This is a diagnosis of the "responsibility virus" that infects  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger L Martin
ISBN: 0273663437 9780273663430
OCLC Number: 59468253
Notes: Originally published: New York : Perseus, 2002.
Description: xi, 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Table of ContentsIntroduction - Do We Need Another Hero?....................................p. 3Section One: Dynamics of the Responsibility VirusChapter One - Understanding the Responsibility Virus........................p. 12 Chapter Two - Role of the Fear of Failure........................................p. 24Chapter Three - Static and Dynamic Conservation of Responsibility..........p. 34Section Two: Costs of the Responsibility VirusChapter Four - The Death of Collaboration.......................................p. 45Chapter Five - The Development of Mistrust and Misunderstanding.......p. 55Chapter Six - Atrophy of Choice-Making Skills..............................p. 66Section Three: Tools for Inoculating Against the VirusChapter Seven - The Choice Structuring Process.................................p. 77Chapter Eight - The Frame Experiment.......................................p. 95Chapter Nine - The Responsibility Ladder.......................................p.108Chapter Ten - The Redefinition of Leadership and Followership...........p.120Section Four: Fighting the Responsibility VirusChapter Eleven - Mired in Under-Responsibility ...........................p. 134Chapter Twelve - Trapped in Over-Responsibility ..............................p. 144Chapter Thirteen - The Challenge Facing Professionals.............................p. 155Chapter Fourteen - The Challenge for Boards of Directors .................p. 166Chapter Fifteen - Fighting the Virus in Everyday Life.................................p. 180Conclusion - Recognizing and Fighting the Responsibility Virus....p. 193Notes..........................................................................................................p. 202
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