The Power of Noticing: What the Best Leaders See

By Max Bazerman, Max H Bazerman
A must-read (Booklist) 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 and using many of the same case studies and thought experiments designed in his executive MBA classes, Bazerman challenges you to explore your cognitive blind spots, identify any salient details you are programmed to miss, and then take steps to ensure it won t happen again. 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.
While 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. With The Power of Noticing at your side, you can learn how to notice what others miss, make wiser decisions, and lead more successfully."

"Important new ideas are rare in discussions of flaws of executive performance, but Bazerman has one. In a compellingly readable book he illustrates the consequences of failing to notice signs of impending disaster, and he teaches executives how to practice vigilance."--Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking, Fast and Slow and winner of the Nobel Prize.
"Books on leadership seem too numerous to count. But, occasionally, one contributes something to the field that is truly important and genuinely new. With its lucid description of the rarified--but learnable--skill of noticing correctly, this book is undeniably one."--Robert B. Cialdini, author of Influence
"The Power of Noticing makes you better at anything and everything you do - whether in business, law, sports, politics, education, art, medicine, or any other field. Max Bazerman offers not only a lively and engaging book but a challenge and roadmap to live, see, and work with more honesty, vision, and purpose. By resisting the conventional "how-to" tip list, in favor of creating a more powerfully elevated consciousness, this book satisfies the deepest human need for finding the elusive truths that are the keys to success."--Billy Shore, Founder and Director, Share Our Strength


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ISBN: 9781476700304

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Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publish date 08/25/2015
Pages 240
ISBN-13 9781476700304
ISBN-10 1476700303
Language English

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