Groupthink or Deadlock

Groupthink or Deadlock
Author: Paul Kowert
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2012-02-01
ISBN 10: 0791489205
ISBN 13: 9780791489208
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Argues that too much advice can lead to policy deadlock depending on leadership style.

Groupthink Versus High-Quality Decision Making in International Relations

Groupthink Versus High-Quality Decision Making in International Relations
Author: Mark Schafer,Scott Crichlow
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-04-22
ISBN 10: 0231520182
ISBN 13: 9780231520188
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Groupthink Versus High-Quality Decision Making in International Relations Book Review:

Are good and bad outcomes significantly affected by the decision-making process itself? Indeed they are, in that certain decision-making techniques and practices limit the ability of policymakers to achieve their goals and advance the national interest. The success of policy often turns on the quality of the decision-making process. Mark Schafer and Scott Crichlow identify the factors that contribute to good and bad policymaking, such as the personalities of political leaders, the structure of decision-making groups, and the nature of the exchange between participating individuals. Analyzing thirty-nine foreign-policy cases across nine administrations and incorporating both statistical analyses and case studies, including a detailed examination of the decision to invade Iraq in 2003, the authors pinpoint the factors that are likely to lead to successful or failed decision making, and they suggest ways to improve the process. Schafer and Crichlow show how the staffing of key offices and the structure of central decision-making bodies determine the path of an administration even before topics are introduced. Additionally, they link the psychological characteristics of leaders to the quality of their decision processing. There is no greater work available on understanding and improving the dynamics of contemporary decision making.

Beyond Groupthink

Beyond Groupthink
Author: Paul 't Hart,Eric Stern,Bengt Sundelius
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 1997-04-14
ISBN 10: 9780472066537
ISBN 13: 0472066536
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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DIVEffects of group dynamics on decision making /div

Managing National Security Policy

Managing National Security Policy
Author: William W. Newmann
Publsiher: University of Pittsburgh Pre
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780822970767
ISBN 13: 0822970767
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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William Newmann examines the ways in which presidents make national security decisions, and explores how those processes evolve over time. He creates a complex portrait of policy making, which may help future presidents design national security decision structures that fit the realities of the office in today's world.

When Things Go Wrong

When Things Go Wrong
Author: Charles F. Hermann
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2012-03-12
ISBN 10: 1136622454
ISBN 13: 9781136622458
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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What happens when a government begins a major foreign policy commitment and then later receives new information that it is failing? The question of how to deal with adverse feedback to high-stakes foreign policy speaks to a number of important, current scenarios in international relations. Indeed, how to handle signs that major prior commitments are not working as intended is common to every aspect of human existence—from the owner of an old car who has to decide whether to make additional repairs after a critical breakdown, to management deciding what course to follow when a new investment fails. Important work has been undertaken on this decision dilemma in a variety of fields. This book brings many of these insights to bear on the especially challenging circumstances where life and death and international politics can add dramatically to the costs of ineffective reactions. The esteemed contributors to this book offer explanations and illustrative case studies of these critical choice points in foreign and national security policy. They offer alternative theoretical frameworks for determining if and when policy will change in response to evidence of failing efforts. Competing theories from several of disciplines—primarily psychology, political science and management—offer insight into a subject that has been rarely studied in foreign policy, yet is as current as today’s headlines.

A Companion to Ronald Reagan

A Companion to Ronald Reagan
Author: Andrew L. Johns
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 696
Release: 2015-02-10
ISBN 10: 1118607929
ISBN 13: 9781118607923
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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A Companion to Ronald Reagan evaluates in unprecedenteddetail the events, policies, politics, and people of Reagan’sadministration. It assesses the scope and influence of his variouscareers within the context of the times, providing wide-rangingcoverage of his administration, and his legacy. Assesses Reagan and his impact on the development of the UnitedStates based on new documentary evidence and engagementwith the most recent secondary literature Offers a mix of historiographic chapters devoted to foreign anddomestic policy, with topics integrated thematically andchronologically Includes a section on key figures associated politically andpersonally with Reagan

How to Get an MBA

How to Get an MBA
Author: Morgen Witzel
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2002-01-04
ISBN 10: 1134586213
ISBN 13: 9781134586219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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How to Get an MBA is a short handbook for either prospective MBA students wanting to know more about what is involved, or students seeking to prepare themselves for the experience to come. As the first step on the road to a managerial career and lifelong learning, the MBA is one of the most important things a student will ever do. The student must take care to acquire not only the hard technical skills that the MBA provides directly through coursework, but also the soft skills, especially the ability to communicate and to establish and maintain networks, which are developed indirectly through the entire MBA experience. The author shows how to get the most out of an MBA programme, the instructors and fellow students. Topics covered include how to: *read and prepare a case *work in teams *design a project *carry out a project *present written material *communicate effectively in classrooms *interact with instructors and fellow students *use libraries and other resources *develop and manage personal networks *look for a job at the end of the programme.

A Primer on Organizational Behavior

A Primer on Organizational Behavior
Author: James L. Bowditch,Anthony F. Buono
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Total Pages: 458
Release: 2004-05-21
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000095149716
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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This book introduces the reader to terms and concepts that are necessary to understand organization behavior and their application to modern organizations. This edition features new material on emotional intelligence, knowledge management, group dynamics, virtual teams, organizational change, and organizational structure.

Psychological Abstracts

Psychological Abstracts
Author: American psychological association
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 00332887
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Long Range Planning

Long Range Planning
Author: Society for Long Range Planning
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 00246301
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Revolution: The Reagan Legacy

Revolution: The Reagan Legacy
Author: N.A
Publsiher: Hoover Press
Total Pages: 329
Release:
ISBN 10: 9780817989934
ISBN 13: 0817989935
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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The Reagan Years

The Reagan Years
Author: Joseph Hogan
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 306
Release: 1990-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780719030185
ISBN 13: 0719030188
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Reagan Years Book Review:

A collection of political commentaries published originally in the Wall Street Journal by a Reagan critic. No index. No bibliography. Contributors from both Britain and the US (but mostly Britain) cover Reagan's management of institutions (Congress, the Supreme Court, the Cabinet councils and the White House staff, the mass media, the political parties) and assess his leadership in the arenas of economic policy and foreign affairs. Generally oriented to the level of advanced undergraduate students, and generally well done, though an index is sorely lacking. Distributed in the US and Canada by St. Martins Press. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Ideology of the Offensive

The Ideology of the Offensive
Author: Jack Snyder
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 1989-02
ISBN 10: 9780801482441
ISBN 13: 0801482445
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Ideology of the Offensive Book Review:

Jack Snyder's analysis of the attitudes of military planners in the years prior to the Great War demonstrates that it is not only rational analysis that determines strategic doctrine, but also the attitudes of military planners. --Samuel R. Williamson Jr., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill "Orbis"

Presidential Leadership

Presidential Leadership
Author: George C. Edwards,Stephen J. Wayne
Publsiher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Total Pages: 553
Release: 2005-07-01
ISBN 10: 9780534604028
ISBN 13: 0534604021
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Presidential Leadership Book Review:

From routine operations to the workings of a White House in crisis, this comprehensive, best-selling text examines all facets of the presidency in rich detail, with a special emphasis on policy. George C. Edwards and Stephen J. Wayne use an engaging combination of analytical prose and timely, fascinating examples to examine the presidency from two theoretical standpoints--the President as "facilitator," and the President as "director of change." Their theoretical (versus chronological) approach, combined with the currency and relevance of the material covered in the text, have made PRESIDENTIAL LEADERSHIP: POLITICS AND POLICY MAKING the most comprehensive and best-selling text available today for your presidential studies course.

Management

Management
Author: John M. Ivancevich,Thomas N. Duening
Publsiher: Atomic Dog Publishing
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000064144771
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Reevaluating Eisenhower

Reevaluating Eisenhower
Author: Richard A. Melanson,David Mayers
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 277
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 9780252013409
ISBN 13: 0252013409
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Presenting significant new insights into Eisenhower's foreign policy and his relationship with John Foster Dulles, the authors provide probing analyses of issues ranging from Indochina, the Middle East, Latin America, and China, to nuclear arms control and German rearmament.

The Seven Laws of Presidential Leadership

The Seven Laws of Presidential Leadership
Author: Charles W. Dunn
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015064682688
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Introduction to the Presidency provides a comprehensive analysis of the concepts and structures, history and politics of presidential leadership using a unique “seven laws of presidential leadership” approach that facilitates learning retention by synthesizing scholarship on the presidency and presidential leadership. The book assesses the important impact of morality and moral issues on presidential leadership and includes a comprehensive topical bibliography. The author examines the seven laws of the presidency: the law of history; the law of rhetoric; the law of theory; the law of culture; law of character; the law of politics and the law of management. For those interested in a unique comprehensive look at the American presidency.

The Managerial Presidency

The Managerial Presidency
Author: James P. Pfiffner
Publsiher: Texas A&M University Press
Total Pages: 351
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780890968604
ISBN 13: 0890968608
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Managerial Presidency Book Review:

As the scope and size of the U.S. government has expanded, the importance of good management to the success of a presidency has also increased. Although good management cannot guarantee political or policy success, poor management can certainly undermine good policy and political efforts. In this second edition of The Managerial Presidency James P. Pfiffner brings together both classic analyses and more recent treatments of managerial issues that affect the presidency. Some of the foremost presidency scholars have contributed to this volume, including Richard Neustadt, Charles O. Jones, Hugh Heclo, George Edwards, and Louis Fisher. This second edition includes more recent scholarship by Roger Porter, Steven Kelman, Peri Arnold, and Ronald Moe. The focus of this collection is the extent to which presidents can exercise control over the executive branch bureaucracies and whether it is wise for them to exert that control. Part one deals with the question of how to organize the White House staff. If this organizational problem is not resolved, solving the broader problems of organization and policy will be that much more difficult. Part two addresses the question of how much control presidents should exert over the departments and agencies of the executive branch and how the White House staff and other political appointees relate to career civil servants. The final section examines presidential managerial reform efforts and the congressional role in managing the government. Although the contributors to this collection do not all agree on how the presidency should be managed, there is surprising consensus on which questions ought to be asked. The analyses addressing those questions will be of interest to students and scholars of the modern presidency as well as those interested in executive leadership and public administration.

Reexamining the Eisenhower Presidency

Reexamining the Eisenhower Presidency
Author: Shirley Anne Warshaw
Publsiher: Praeger
Total Pages: 234
Release: 1993
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015026811250
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Reexamining the Eisenhower Presidency Book Review:

Focusing on how Eisenhower used a hidden hand leadership style to direct both policy development and crisis management, this volume provides extensive new data to support the view of Eisenhower as an activist, hands-on, involved president.

Rational Decision-making

Rational Decision-making
Author: Janice Gross Stein,Raymond Tanter
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 399
Release: 1980
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015020682699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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