How Winning Leaders Make Great CallsUnknown - 2007
Noel Tichy and Warren Bennis have each spent decades studying leadership and advising top CEOs such as GE's Jack Welch and Starbucks' Howard Schultz. Now, in their first collaboration, these titans of management redefine the essence of leadership as the ability to make consistently good judgments, especially when the stakes are high, information is limited, and the right call is far from obvious. Leaders add most of their value by the quality of their judgments; every other aspect of leadership is secondary.
Judgment clarifies an important concept that is often misunderstood. Many assume that good judgment is an inborn trait, but Tichy and Bennis show that it's actually a skill that can be developed, refined, and nurtured through an organization.