Event Date: Monday April 11, 2022
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm ET
Location: via Zoom

The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School is pleased to present:

PON Live! Book Series

Decision Leadership: Empowering Others to Make Better Choices



A virtual book talk with:

Don A. Moore

Don Moore
Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Chair in Leadership
and Communication,
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs,
Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley

Max Bazerman

Max Bazerman
Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business
Administration, Harvard Business School
Executive Committee Member,
Program on Negotiation,
Harvard Law School

Moderated by:

Deepak Malhotra

Deepak Malhotra
Eli Goldston Professor of Business Administration,
Harvard Business School
Executive Committee Member,
Program on Negotiation,
Harvard Law School


Monday, April 11, 2022
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET
(US and Canada)
Free and open to the public.

Click here to access the Zoom registration link: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PUeoHCdgTdC8SkLZ0cKXVw

The session will be recorded. Pending faculty approval, we will post the recording on this page after the session.


About the book:

When we think of leaders, we often imagine lone, inspirational figures lauded for their attributes, behaviors, and personal decisions—and leadership books often reinforce that view. However, a leader’s success depends not only on their ability to make good decisions but also on their ability to help others make wise choices. As a result, a leader’s impact grows because it ripples out instead of relying on one individual to play the part of heroic figure. The approach can also foster more cohesive, empowered organizational culture. This research shows how organizations can be viewed as “decision factories” in which effective leaders are “decision architects,” enabling those around them to make wise, ethical choices consistent with their own interests and the organization’s highest values.

About the speakers:

Don Moore is the Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Chair in Leadership and Communication at Haas School of Business and serves as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at UC Berkeley. He received his PhD in Organization Behavior from Northwestern University. His research interests include overconfidence—including when people think they are better than they actually are, when people think they are better than others, and when they are too sure they know the truth. He is only occasionally overconfident.

Max H. Bazerman is the Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. His recent books include Better, Not Perfect, The Power of Experiments (with Michael Luca), The Power of Noticing, Judgment in Managerial Decision Making (with Don Moore), and Blind Spots (with Ann Tenbrunsel).

Bazerman received an honorary doctorate from the University of London, the Life Achievement Award from the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program, the Distinguished Educator Award from the Academy of Management, the Academy of Management Career Award for Scholarly Contributions to Management, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management.  In addition, Bazerman was named as Ethisphere’s 100 Most Influential in Business Ethics and as one of Daily Kos’ Heroes for going public about how the Bush Administration corrupted the RICO Tobacco trial.

Moderated by:

Deepak Malhotra is a professor at Harvard Business School and the award-winning author of Negotiation Genius (with Max Bazerman) and Negotiating the Impossible. He is an advisor to CEOs across the globe, and to governments that are aspiring to end or prevent armed conflicts.

In 2020, Malhotra launched a new course at Harvard, entitled War & Peace: The Lessons of History for Strategy, Leadership, Negotiation, Policy and Humanity. Also in 2020, he was named Business School “Professor of the Year” by Poets & Quants. He has won numerous awards for his teaching & research, including the HBS Faculty Award, and has been twice selected by Harvard MBA students to give the end-of-year speech to the graduating class. In 2014, Malhotra was listed as one of the “world’s best business school professors” under the age of 40.

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