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Ignite DC #8

Al Pittampalli

Why Groups Make Horrible Decisions

Ten people in an organization gather in a room to discuss a bold move forward in an uncertain direction. How will it end? You already know don't you?

Endless meetings fueled by a committee mentality are delaying decisions, killing innovation, and creating a culture of compromise. In our new hyper-competitive world where our environment is changing faster than ever, this old culture of over-collaboration won't work anymore.

Every individual must be ready to step up, assume responsibility, and be prepared to make and defend difficult decisions. Are you ready?

About Al Pittampalli:

Al Pittampalli is the author of Read This Before Our Next Meeting (published by the Domino Project), the most popular Kindle book in the world during the week of its release. He writes and speaks about transforming meeting culture, decision making, and more generally the way groups achieve their missions.

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