A Bias for Action by Heike Bruch
How Effective Managers Harness Their Willpower, Achieve Results, and Stop Wasting Time

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In "A Bias for Action", Sumantra Ghoshal and Heike Bruch reveal that only 10 per cent of managers act purposefully to get truly important work done. "A Bias for Action" shows that great managers produce results not by motivating others, but by engaging their own willpower through a powerful combination of energy and focus. Bruch and Ghoshal provide simple strategies for bolstering individual willpower and action-taking abilities, and explore ways to marshal the willpower of others to encourage collective action.

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Heike Bruchis a Professor of Leadership at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland). Sumantra Ghoshalis Professor of Strategic and International Management at London Business School and co-author of Managing Across Borders (HBS Press, 1998).
Published May 14, 2004 by Harvard Business Review Press. 208 pages
Genres: Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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""By its very nature, a manager's job leaves little room for reflection,"" Bruch and Ghoshal contend,""and as a result managers tend to ignore or postpone dealing with the organization's most crucial issues."" How can managers overcome this problem and learn to take""purposeful action"" rather th...

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