Have you heard about The Go Point? If not, you owe it to yourself to read a book that will undoutedly help you to make better quality decisions.
Everyone faces those times we refer to as key moments of decision; moments that may very well change a persons life in some monumental way. Only YOU hold the key to the final outcome, and the real question is - are you up to the challenge?
Within the pages of this book, you will gain unique perspectives from leaders with varied levels of experience. Here you are afforded the opportunity to observe and learn from others who have already learned to navigate the many challenges that occur on the way to success.The Go Point: When It's Time to Decide--Knowing What to Do and When to Do It was created based on more than a hundred insightful interviews of leaders who make critical decisions on a routine basis.
"Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more valuable, than to be trusted to decide."
It’s obvious to anyone who is paying attention to the subject of leadership and decision making that it’s always preferable to make the best possible decisions for ourselves and on behalf of our team.
However, no matter how much one prepares, or how careful you are to be diligent in your gathering of information and facts – ultimately every decision comes down to that one point in time, The Go Point.
Good decision making is both science and art. While there are definitely some helpful models and templates available by which one can strategically make decisions, it’s never full proof. Therefore, experience does count. Your ability to see past the issue that is presented to you and get down to the future impact of your present decision takes experience and discipline.
On a personal note, I have learned over time that if I absolutely must make a decision on the spot, because time is in too limited of a supply, then, my answer is “No.”
Why say no, you ask? The reason for saying “no” is because the risk is too high to make a critical decision without the ability to gather the necessary information. In most cases, the risk will far outweigh the opportunity cost that may also be present by not acting at all.
The Go Point does a fantastic job of pointing out the importance of experience, while also providing decision templates, based on principles and tools you can use right away.
Aspiring leaders need to read this book and to share it with their management team members to build and support a more disciplined and profitable organization. Learning how to make quality decisions regardless of the situation, is a skill all leaders should seek to develop.
One size does not fit all in templates any more than it does in suits or shoes. To be truly useful, a guide should be a tool that is generic enough to apply to all sorts of different situations, yet be specific enough to provide real guidance.
Mr. Useem takes his readers through the delicate subject of decision making by offering highly important chapters in The Go Point that include the following:
"Good decisions create wealth, happiness and a truly great future."
Expert leaders in a wide variety of fields are praising The Go Point as an essential book on the subject of making quality decisions.
Discover how leader can know what to do and when to do it? Learn from Michael Useem, one of American’s foremost thinkers about leadership as he unravels that mystery in a fast-paced, well-written, and unforgettable book.
We encourage you to read this book and benefit from it's many wise concepts.
Michael Useem, the author of The Leadership Moment, is a management professor at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. In addition, he is the director of its Center For Leadership and Change Management.
Professor Useem makes a point of taking his students to the very ends of the earth – the Antarctic, the Andes, and the Himalayas – to learn about their personal and professional “Go Points”.
"When you have to make a choice and don't make it, that is in itself a choice."- William James