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The Resource Highwire management : risk-taking tactics for leaders, innovators, and trailblazers, Gene Calvert

Highwire management : risk-taking tactics for leaders, innovators, and trailblazers, Gene Calvert

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Highwire management : risk-taking tactics for leaders, innovators, and trailblazers
Title
Highwire management
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risk-taking tactics for leaders, innovators, and trailblazers
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Gene Calvert
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Language
eng
Summary
High-risk decisions are inevitable - whether by choice or by default. The play-it-safe management strategies of the post are no longer adequate to deal with the critical challenges today's managers face. In a world turned upside down by uncertainty, pragmatic risk taking has become a positive, productive strategy - and a necessity for survival. Highwire Management shows managers how to embrace the opportunities of risk taking by changing their perceptions of risk and its consequences. Like walking a tightrope, says author Gene Calvert, crossing the management risk highwire is a learnable skill. You must learn the length and condition of the wire; you must develop a sense of balance and centering and maintain a reliable safety net. In Highwire Management, Calvert reveals how to become on expert in every aspect of a risk before taking it. Drawing on numerous examples of working managers in organizations such as Aetna, MCI, and NASA, Calvert explains and illustrates how to manage the risk-taking process from start to finish, while giving careful consideration to the pros and cons of each risk. He offers specific, practical tactics and provides easy-to-use instruments that will help managers set priorities and develop risk-taking strategies and skills
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1943-
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Calvert, Gene
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Jossey-Bass management series
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  • Risk management
  • Decision making
  • Risk management
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Highwire management : risk-taking tactics for leaders, innovators, and trailblazers, Gene Calvert
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-217) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Part one: The value of risk taking -- The new realities: Walking the management highwire -- Excellence and innovation: The rewards of risk taking -- Part two: Building strong risk-taking skills -- Assess your boundaries, traits, and assumptions -- Reframe your perceptions: Avoiding the distortion factors -- Improve your decision making: Taking the right risk at the right time -- Confront your emotions: Handling the roller coaster rides -- Reduce the dangers: Risk taking is not risk free -- Survive the failures: Dealing with the downside of risk -- Part three: Keeping risk alive: Encouraging effective risk taking in yourself and others -- Nurture your skills: Learning by taking action -- Foster risk taking in others -- Appendix: Research notes
Control code
28375434
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxi, 225 pages
Isbn
9781555425531
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
93005385
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1633407
Label
Highwire management : risk-taking tactics for leaders, innovators, and trailblazers, Gene Calvert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: The value of risk taking -- The new realities: Walking the management highwire -- Excellence and innovation: The rewards of risk taking -- Part two: Building strong risk-taking skills -- Assess your boundaries, traits, and assumptions -- Reframe your perceptions: Avoiding the distortion factors -- Improve your decision making: Taking the right risk at the right time -- Confront your emotions: Handling the roller coaster rides -- Reduce the dangers: Risk taking is not risk free -- Survive the failures: Dealing with the downside of risk -- Part three: Keeping risk alive: Encouraging effective risk taking in yourself and others -- Nurture your skills: Learning by taking action -- Foster risk taking in others -- Appendix: Research notes
Control code
28375434
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxi, 225 pages
Isbn
9781555425531
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
93005385
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1633407

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