The Responsibility Virus by Roger Martin
How Control Freaks, Shrinking Violets--and the Rest of Us--Can Harness the Power of True Partnership

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Roger Martin's tools for conquering the Responsibility Virus:--The Frame ExperimentHelps those already stuck in over- or under-responsibility to arrest their downward spiral, one relationship at a time--The Choice-Structuring ProcessHelps members of a group create robust and compelling choices together, rather than leaping to roles of heroic leadership or passive followership--The Responsibility LadderHelps managers and subordinates work together and shows each of us when and how to take on responsibility from a boss--Redefining Leadership and FollowershipHelps leaders move from unilateral decision-making to shared responsibilityRoger Martin was named one of "Sixteen Change Agents Who Are Creating Your Future" by Fast Company magazine, which said, "Martin is not interested in business as usual-or in business school as usual."

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Roger L. Martin is Dean of the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management and an adviser to CEOs on strategy, design, innovation, and integrative thinking. In 2011, Roger was named by Thinkers50 as the sixth top management thinker in the world. This is his eighth book; he also contributes regularly to Harvard Business Review, the Financial Times, and the Washington Post, among others.
Published October 2, 2002 by Basic Books. 304 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, History, Self Help. Non-fiction

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Martin wrote this book "to help people avoid the natural predisposition to screw up the handling of responsibility in ways that undermine their goals and well-being," and he succeeds.

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