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“Great guide for any leader to use in mapping out his or her advisory teams”
—800 CEO Read
“Authoritative and pragmatic look at how to make the right calls”
—Julian Birkinshaw, Management Today
“Offers real-world strategies for making the best of how organizations seem to work”
—The Leader Lab
“How to structure organizational teams in a way that is both more realistic and more productive is at the heart of Frisch’s book”
“What you really want from a book on organizational decision making and leadership”
—New York Journal of Books
“You’ll know his advice is working when you see a dramatic drop-off in people coming into your office and asking, "Why wasn’t I in the room?"
—Matthew May, Amex OPEN Forum
“Who’s in the Room? falls in the great category…due to the book's ability to jar your perspective of how teams do and should operate.”
—Michael Wade, Execupundit
"Many business observers talk about executive decision making, but few take you inside the meeting rooms the way Bob Frisch does, or make you rethink what goes on there. Who's in the Room? will cause a lot of leadership teams to set aside time to talk about how decisions are—and should be—made in their organizations. For most of those teams, that will be a unique and much-needed discussion."
—Walt Macnee, vice chairman, MasterCard Worldwide
"Bob Frisch's thirty years of experience in the executive suites of the world's largest companies have led to provocative new insights into how decisions get made at the highest levels of organizations. Whether you fully agree with his premise or not, this book makes a significant contribution to our understanding of top team effectiveness."
—Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Business, University of Southern California; and author, Still Surprised: A Memoir of a Life in Leadership
"Who's in the Room? puts forward a pragmatic, easily implemented way for companies large and small, across industries and borders, to rapidly improve the quality of their decision making and the effectiveness of their leadership teams. It highlights some basic truths about how leaders lead, how teams behave, and how organizations work, that will have you changing the way you run your company by the time you finish reading it."
—Doug Stotz, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Bank of Montreal
"Rarely does a book reset the way we at look at something and truly shift our basic assumptions about routine activities. Who's in the Room? is one of those books. It will permanently change your thinking about how organizations should be led."
—Michael Treacy, coauthor, The Discipline of Market Leaders
The book is usefully organized around the core steps you must go through to focus, align, and implement.
This book is a must read for anyone who is in, or aspiring to be in a senior management team and/or a "kitchen cabinet".
I particularly enjoyed reading the real world examples drawn from Mr. Frisch's well regarded consultancy practise.
Having spent more than my share of time as a participant in and consultant to C-Suites, Bob's thinking is the topic is the best I have seen.Published 15 months ago by Robert B. Mintz, Ph.D.
Bob Frisch's book provides timely guidance in how to structure and align the Senior Management Team to focus and execute on the right business priorities that drive to the desired... Read morePublished on July 26, 2012 by Kdenney
Rarely does a book take its readers so thoroughly inside the minds of clients, not merely building on theory, but telling it like it is from actual experience and thoughtful... Read morePublished on June 19, 2012 by Jonathan Stern
When I started to read Bob's book I was working with a leadership team that was going through an identity crisis. Read morePublished on April 5, 2012 by Dan Roller
If you manage a team at all you need to read this book. Clearly targeted toward CEOs and their senior management teams, I think any team leader can learn a lot from Bob's book. Read morePublished on April 4, 2012 by Chris Romano
It is refreshing to read a book about organizations that is replete with plain speaking, practical,proven insights and strategies to aid leaders and executive management teams to... Read morePublished on March 9, 2012 by S. Sussman, London, UK
I read Bob Frisch's book while on my way to India to lead an Executive Meeting of my Healthcare Technology Division. Read morePublished on February 11, 2012 by Coenraad SMITS
Bob Frisch has written a very unique, useful and groundbreaking book. In doing so he has stripped the veneer away from the C suite and exposed the actual structure, engineering and... Read morePublished on January 25, 2012 by J. Howard Holan
If you've ever left a management team meeting feeling puzzled and disempowered, or wondered why your management team doesn't implement, or questioned whether that team building... Read morePublished on January 25, 2012 by W Mako