Denial by Richard S. Tedlow
Why Business Leaders Fail to Look Facts in the Face---and What to Do About It

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"Wise. Relevant. Riveting." -Jim Collins, author of Good to Great

Denial is the unconscious belief that a certain fact is too terrible to face and therefore cannot be true. It turns challenges into crises, dilemmas into catastrophes. It's the single greatest obstacle business leaders face.

Now Harvard business School professor Richard S. Tedlow tackles two essential questions: Why do so many sane, smart leaders often refuse to accept and act on the facts that threaten their companies and careers? And how do we find the courage to resist denial when facing new trends, changing markets, and tough new competitors?

Tedlow highlights strategies the best leaders use to face hard facts and turn challenges into opportunities. His book will help you become one of them.


About Richard S. Tedlow

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RICHARD S. TEDLOW is the Class of 1949 Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. His previous books include Andy Grove (one of BusinessWeek's ten best books of 2006), Giants of Enterprise (one of BusinessWeek's ten best books of 2001), and The Watson Dynasty. He has written articles for The Harvard Business Review, Fortune, and many other publications. He lives in Newton, Massachusetts.
Published January 25, 2010 by Portfolio. 288 pages
Genres: Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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Those in the Dallas area who read Denial will affirm that Tedlow’s latest book is his most important and most valuable…thus far.

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