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Do Nothing! by J. Keith Murnighan

Do Nothing!

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Do Nothing! by J. Keith Murnighan
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Apr 05, 2016 | ISBN 9780143108566

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“Murnighan uses rigorous research to provide detailed advice that will help leaders do their jobs better, develop more adept and committed followers, and suffer from less stress and overwork. Even though most business books present new wine in old bottles, Do Nothing! is the rare book that provides a refreshing perspective and tangible advice on leadership that isn’t available anyplace else.”

—ROBERT I. SUTTON, author of The No Asshole Rule


“With Do Nothing!, Keith Murnighan has clearly done something—something sig­nificant. He’s reconceptualized the idea of effective leadership through a compelling analysis that allows existing and prospective leaders to see how to work both less and better at their craft.”

—ROBERT B. CIALDINI, author of Influence

“Too often, new leaders find it difficult to delegate previous responsibilities or create a sea of activity during times of crisis. Instead, fighting these tendencies will lead to more effective leadership. Murnighan does a fantastic job demonstrating how this contrarian approach can actually be applied successfully in business. A must read.”

—MATTHEW B. McCALL, partner, New World Ventures

“Murnighan has, in what is both a unique and an innovative turnaround, identified that, contrary to popular opinion, leadership turns out to be as much about what you don’t do as what you do. The best leaders today and in the future will look more like basketball coaches than great players, rarely engaging in the day-to-day delivery but more often focused on strategy and doing little other than letting great players run with the ball.”

—GLEN TULLMAN, CEO, Allscripts

“Do Nothing! provides a unique and somewhat counterintuitive approach to running a business. By moving away from micromanaging, Keith tells us that we can help employ­ees grow and give ourselves more time to focus on the bigger picture. This valuable guide will help everyone who reads it to manage better and accomplish more.”

—MICHAEL REINSDORF, president, Chicago Bulls

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