IN THIS SUMMARY
According to Noel Tichy and Warren Bennis, leaders are remembered for their best and worst decisions. Whether they are running a country, a military unit, a global corporation, or a sports team, the quality of their judgments determine the fate of the entire organization. This is why judgment is the essence of leadership. As the authors assert, with good judgment, little else matters; without it, nothing else matters.
Because this subject has received little attention in the ever-growing literature on leadership (despite its importance) Tichy and Bennis offer Judgment—a three-dimensional framework for evaluating any situation, making the call, and correcting the decision, if necessary, during the execution phase. Using interviews with world-class leaders, who have thrived or suffered because of their decisions, the authors bring their model to life, demonstrating how to handle the overlapping domains of people, strategy, and crisis management.