Breaking Robert's Rules

Breaking Robert's Rules : The New Way to Run Your Meeting, Build Consensus, and Get Results

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Robert's Rules of Order, written more than 150 years ago by a military man, are no longer relevant. America needs a new guide that spells out how to work together effectively in groups of all kinds, one that takes account of recent developments in the field of consensus building and dispute resolution. Enter the concensus-building approach, as introduced and explained in a step-by-step approach using realistic scenarios, by Susskind and more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 134.62 x 198.12 x 12.7mm | 113.4g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2 figures, 5 tables
  • 0195308360
  • 9780195308365
  • 563,875

About Lawrence E. Susskind

Lawrence E. Susskind is the Ford Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning at MIT and head of the Public Disputes Program at Harvard Law School. An experience mediator, he is Founder of the Consensus Building Institute and author of Dealing with an Angry Public: The Mutual Gains Approach to Resolving Disputes (with Patrick T. Field) and The Consensus Building Handbook (with Sarah McKearnan and Jennifer Thomas-Larmer). Jeffrey L. Cruikshank is an experienced editor, the author of numerous of interest to managers, and published novelist. His first book collaboration with co-author Susskind was Breaking the Impasse, published in more

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"Lawrence E. Susskind and Jeffrey L. Cruikshank go to great lengths to show us the shortcomings of Robert's Rules and how its rituals of procedure and majority rule often produce a righteous majority and a highly dissatisfied minority...The writing is clear and'll learn more than you'll ever need to know about assigning roles and responsibilities, group problem solving and holding people to commitments...It's the kind of book that has multiple markets, from executive groups to committees to neighborhood associations. Use this book to change the way you operate meetings and you'll see greater efficiency, effectiveness and sound decision making."--Training Magazineshow more

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