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Briefing Executives in an Information-Intensive World

By Laurence Mussio, PhD

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This practical monograph by Dr. Laurence Mussio, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Communication Studies and Multimedia at McMaster University, examines the two pivotal pillars of organizational success: effective communications and intelligent leadership.

It provides a solid foundation for improved executive briefings and includes an in-depth discussion of two important dimensions - the quality and structure of decision making and managing massive information flows - and the connection between them. These pages will help you deal with information and email overload; discover the not-for-profit advantage in the information age; develop better briefing documents, and identify the key messages of successful briefing notes, executive summaries, and dynamic reports. As Dr. Mussio points out, well-prepared briefing notes allow decision makers to focus on those skills they’re expected to perform best: strategic thinking and program execution.

Content

  • The Art of Decision
  • The Effective Executive: Knowledge Rules
  • The Nature of Decision-Making
  • Executive Briefings: Where the Collective Meets the Individual
  • The Issue Briefing - A Standard Format
  • Thinking and Writing Strategies
  • The In-Depth Briefing - The Report
  • The Executive Summary: A Must-Have for Decision-Making
  • Sample Brief

...And More!...

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