Abilene Paradox, 2nd Edition

Dr. Jerry B. Harveys parable about a family trip.

Program length 22 minutes
Topics: Leadership, Teams, Communication, ...
Jump in the car and hit the road to Abilene. What youll find is a road littered with anger, frustration, blame and failure. Its a journey during which deeply held, logical values fall victim to group dynamics, a road that takes you to group consensus where there is none. In this age of corporate scandals and lack of accountability, management expert Dr. Jerry B. Harveys parable about a family trip to Abilene offers a timely, compelling lesson about reading the road signs and knowing when youre headed down the road to Abilene. Completely updated, this classic has a fresh, new look and a faster, more engaging pace. Whether you are interested in leadership, individual-accountability, communication, team-building, decision-making, or problem-solving training, youll find The Abilene Paradox flexible enough to target the skill sets most important to your organization at any given time.

Key Learning Points

  • Avoid false consensus
  • Overcome the fear of speaking out
  • Encourage effective decision-making within a group

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What's Included Leader's Guide, PowerPoint on CD-Rom, 10 Participant Workbooks, 10 Reminder Cards, 10 Post-It Notes and a Poster.
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