From Harvard Business School professor and codirector
of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership: a guide to making
better decisions, noticing important information in the world around you, and
improving leadership skills.
Imagine your advantage in
negotiations, decision making, and leadership if you could teach yourself to
see, and evaluate, information that others overlook. The Power of Noticing provides the blueprint for accomplishing precisely
that. Max Bazerman, an expert in the field of applied behavioral psychology,
draws on three decades of research and his experience instructing Harvard
Business School MBAs and corporate executives to teach you how to notice and
act on information that may not be immediately obvious.
Drawing on a wealth of
real-world examples, from the Challenger Space Shuttle disaster to Bernie
Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, Bazerman diagnoses what information went ignored in these
situations and why. Using many of the same case studies and thought
experiments designed in his executive MBA classes, he challenges readers to
explore their cognitive blind spots, identify any salient details they are
programmed to miss, and then take steps to ensure it won’t happen again.
many bestselling business books have explained how susceptible to manipulation
our irrational cognitive blind spots make us, Bazerman helps you avoid the
habits that lead to poor decisions and ineffective leadership in the first
place. His book provides a step-by-step guide to breaking bad habits
and spotting the hidden details that will change your decision-making and
leadership skills for the better, teaching you to: pay attention to what didn’t
happen, acknowledge self-interest, invent the third choice, and realize that
what you see is not all there is.
With The Power of Noticing at
your side, you can learn how to notice what others miss, make better decisions,
and lead more successfully. Download and start listening now!