FREE delivery Thursday, December 8. Details
Or fastest delivery Monday, December 5. Order within 20 hrs 56 mins. Details
Only 1 left in stock - order soon
[{"displayPrice":"$52.02","priceAmount":52.02,"currencySymbol":"$","integerValue":"52","decimalSeparator":".","fractionalValue":"02","symbolPosition":"left","hasSpace":false,"showFractionalPartIfEmpty":true,"offerListingId":"NrsgzYXKbaDAnC1YStec8Gq1R9fnndscj8Omkcggxq4AHHT4BeyGHug7GJVxJA3JTtBECgiYomYUtu1wjusf%2BQ9pBYcUKBjsDlJ%2BoI4p5AWMpQ749Dh5q6jo8ofEY%2BjrQzUzMVkts70mzTMj9Vcpfz9RwL7i9PgO0XvIwhpr28C5dqxD7hakIcAiBiVWRTLa","locale":"en-US","buyingOptionType":"NEW"},{"displayPrice":"$12.94","priceAmount":12.94,"currencySymbol":"$","integerValue":"12","decimalSeparator":".","fractionalValue":"94","symbolPosition":"left","hasSpace":false,"showFractionalPartIfEmpty":true,"offerListingId":"Tagmn29z2g0%2BFSohFFCiPbupu2ALTvFoqMgCldZroB5f6WAITC5Lk5Zb2b44UcVEw0wBqRQ%2BYtr3mVgE7DCAMJW4KTFUPF4R81eJZA8Zt77%2BL0cyCQVBUrXgph8lJ1SZIJ3nmx1GYZGar9QkQR9WiWt44BneTboAjW2wRRO3NWQ6PZib5UbVtOScgYO%2Bme4X","locale":"en-US","buyingOptionType":"USED"}]
$$52.02 () Includes selected options. Includes initial monthly payment and selected options. Details
Price
Subtotal
$$52.02
Subtotal
Initial payment breakdown
Shipping cost, delivery date, and order total (including tax) shown at checkout.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from
Atasoys
Sold by
Ships from
Atasoys
Sold by
Return policy: Returnable until Jan 31, 2023
For the 2022 holiday season, returnable items purchased between October 11 and December 25, 2022 can be returned until January 31, 2023. You may receive a partial or no refund on used, damaged or materially different returns.
Get Fast, Free Shipping with Amazon Prime
FREE delivery Friday, December 9 if you spend $25 on items shipped by Amazon
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by V.I.B.
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: This is a very good used book. Will not contain any writing or highlights at all on the reading pages. Cover is in good condition and may show very minor signs of wear. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. Shipped directly from Amazon.
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Have one to sell?
Other Sellers on Amazon
Added
$46.75
+ $5.28 shipping
Sold by: Zacned
Sold by: Zacned
(607 ratings)
88% positive over last 12 months
Only 1 left in stock - order soon.
Shipping rates and Return policy
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Kindle app logo image

Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Learn more

Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

Using your mobile phone camera - scan the code below and download the Kindle app.

QR code to download the Kindle App

Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

The Responsibility Virus Hardcover – October 2, 2002

4.4 out of 5 stars 15 ratings

Price
New from Used from
Hardcover
$52.02
$46.75 $1.78

Enhance your purchase


The Amazon Book Review
The Amazon Book Review
Book recommendations, author interviews, editors' picks, and more. Read it now

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

A magazine CEO clashes with his v-p of sales over lagging ad sales. Two married attorneys each try to get the upper hand while house-hunting. A team of managers, intending to collaborate, winds up competing with each other. These are just some of the power struggles Martin, dean of the University of Toronto's business school, presents in this personal and professional self-help book. Both overachieving and underachieving execs will recognize themselves and their colleagues in Martin's realistic, well-sketched (pseudonymous) conflicts, in which ego and fear of failure are presented as major roadblocks to group consensus. His 15 years of consulting experience serve him well, especially when he demonstrates, with specific examples, how most poor decision-making begins at the level of individual behavior. Figures and diagrams abound, likening portions of the book to a Power Point presentation, albeit a useful one. For example, the "Responsibility Ladder" shows the levels of responsibility to which most people gravitate in most situations. At the lowest rung of the ladder, one set of problems is created when folks who fear failure drop difficult projects on other people's desks. Martin is quick to point out, however, that organizational problems can arise at the top of the ladder, too, when managers who seek control "consider options and make [a] decision, informing other [parties] subsequently." Martin wrote this book "to help people avoid the natural predisposition to screw up the handling of responsibility in ways that undermine their goals and well-being," and he succeeds. His examples and nuggets of advice are on-target and entertaining.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Dean of the Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto, Roger Martin was for fifteen years a consultant with the Monitor Company, where in addition to his client work on behalf of some of the world's top corporations he served as co-head for two years and was the founding chairman of Monitor University, the firm's educational arm. In addition to publishing in the Harvard Business Review, Time, and other periodicals, Martin has worked with Harvard Business School colleagues such as Michael Porter, Chris Argyris, and Michael Jensen. He has also been profiled in periodicals such as the Financial Times, the Globe and Mail, and Fast Company. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Only $5.95 a month for the first 4 months on Audible. Limited-time only.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Basic Books; 1st edition (October 2, 2002)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 304 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0465044107
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0465044108
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.3 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.25 x 1 x 9.25 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 15 ratings

About the author

Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations.
Brief content visible, double tap to read full content.
Full content visible, double tap to read brief content.

I am an author and strategy advisor to CEOs. My passion is an helping businesspeople use more effective models to guide their actions. I've looked, for example, for common patterns in the way successful leaders tackle difficult 'either/or' dilemmas. I've explored how it is that corporations drive out innovation - even as they desperately seek it. I've examined the way in which theories that are meant to help corporations achieve financial goals and make shareholders rich actually produce the opposite. In each of my books, I diagnose the manner in which our thinking gets in our own way, and provide specific advice for overcoming that challenge.

Check out my books to the left and visit my website (www.rogerlmartin.com) if you want to see more of my writing.

Customer reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4 out of 5
15 global ratings
5 star
74%
4 star
15%
3 star 0% (0%) 0%
2 star 0% (0%) 0%
1 star
11%

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on June 29, 2022
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on February 10, 2015
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on February 20, 2013
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on March 30, 2009
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on August 10, 2015
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on September 19, 2011
3 people found this helpful
Report abuse

Top reviews from other countries

Caroline
1.0 out of 5 stars Dreadful!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on August 23, 2012
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Teresa
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
Reviewed in Canada 🇨🇦 on September 30, 2020