A virtual book talk with:
Don Moore, Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Chair in Leadership and Communication, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley
Max Bazerman, HBS, Executive Committee Member, PON
Moderator Deepak Malhotra, HBS, Executive Committee Member, PON
When we think of leaders, we often imagine lone, inspirational figures lauded for their attributes, behaviors, and personal decisions—and leadership books often reinforce that view. However, a leader’s success depends not only on their ability to make good decisions but also on their ability to help others make wise choices. As a result, a leader’s impact grows because it ripples out instead of relying on one individual to play the part of heroic figure. The approach can also foster more cohesive, empowered organizational culture. This research shows how organizations can be viewed as “decision factories” in which effective leaders are “decision architects,” enabling those around them to make wise, ethical choices consistent with their own interests and the organization’s highest values.