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

  • 6h 58m 28s
  • Heike Bruch, Sumantra Ghoshal
  • Gildan Media
  • 2020

In A Bias for Action, Sumantra Ghoshal and Heike Bruch reveal that only 10 percent 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.

In this Audiobook

  • 1. Management is the Art of Doing and Getting Done
  • 2. Distinguishing Purposeful Action from Active Nonaction
  • 3. Marshaling Energy and Developing Focus
  • 4. Moving Beyond Motivation to Willpower
  • 5. Crossing the Rubicon
  • 6. Overcoming the Three Traps of Nonaction
  • 7. Developing Purposeful Managers—The Organization's Responsibility
  • 8. Unleashing Organizational Energy for Collective Action
  • 9. Freeing Your People to Act—A Mandate for Leaders


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