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Professor Michael A. Roberto, D.B.A.

Professor Michael A. Roberto
  • Bryant University
  • Harvard Business School
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Intellectual curiosity and the desire to learn are wonderful gifts.

Dr. Michael A. Roberto teaches leadership, managerial decision making, and business strategy as the Trustee Professor of Management at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island. He joined the faculty at Bryant University after teaching at Harvard Business School for six years. Previously, Professor Roberto was a Visiting Associate Professor at New York University's Stern School of Business. Professor Roberto earned an M.B.A. with High Distinction and a D.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He brings real-world business skills to the classroom from his years of consulting at and teaching in the leadership development programs of a number of firms, including Apple, Walmart, Morgan Stanley, Coca-Cola, Federal Express, and Johnson & Johnson. Recognized for his research, writing, and teaching, Professor Roberto has earned several coveted teaching awards, including the Outstanding M.B.A. Teaching Award from Bryant University and Harvard University's Allyn A. Young Prize for Teaching in Economics. Why Great Leaders Don't Take Yes for an Answer, his book about cultivating constructive debate to help leaders make better decisions, was named one of the top 10 business books of 2005 by The Globe and Mail. His most recent book is Know What You Don't Know: How Great Leaders Prevent Problems Before They Happen.

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"Professor Roberto was an enjoyable instructor to listen to and he had genuine passion for the subject. His historical examples of leaders are insightful and gives the student a memorable tie to the decision making concept being explained."

 

"Professor Roberto is a very enthusiastic lecturer! He paces and gestures during his lecture and really commands your attention."

 

"Professor Roberto's course on Critical Decision Making to be one of the best courses I have taken. His thorough knowledge and communication skills are examples of a thoughtful and focused teaching style."

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49 Courses and Sets

  1. Critical Business Skills for Success

    Critical Business Skills for Success

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $349.95 Starting at $349.95 $624.95 $349.95$624.95
    What does it take to succeed in business? Critical Business Skills for Success is a comprehensive guide to the five disciplines—strategy, operations, finance and accounting, organizational behavior, and marketing—that everyone needs to master in today's marketplace. Bringing the MBA experience to you, this authoritative course demystifies the secrets of business and provides insights to help you achieve...
  2. Art of Critical Decision Making

    Art of Critical Decision Making

    Michael A. Roberto
    Starting at $129.95 Starting at $129.95 $254.95 $129.95$254.95
    Making a good decision is a skill—one that can be learned, honed, and perfected. Now, approach the important decisions in your life with a more seasoned, educated eye. The Art of Critical Decision Making explores how individuals, groups, and organizations make effective choices. These 24 fascinating lectures also provide you with the skills and techniques you need to enhance the effectiveness of your own...
  3. Transformational Leadership: How Leaders Change Teams, Companies, and Organizations

    Transformational Leadership: How Leaders Change Teams, Companies, and Organizations

    Michael A. Roberto
    Starting at $129.95 Starting at $129.95 $254.95 $129.95$254.95
    Get an essential guide to the dynamics of transformational leadership with Transformational Leadership: How Leaders Change Teams, Companies, and Organizations. Professor Michael A. Roberto's 24 lectures examine the leadership behaviors essential to creating positive change in teams and organizations. Filled with case studies and lessons from leaders in business and politics, as well as specific skills you can put to...
  4. (Set)  Financial Literacy & Art of Critical Decision Making Set

    (Set) Financial Literacy & Art of Critical Decision Making

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
  5. (Set)  The Philosopher's Toolkit & Art of Critical Decision Ma Set

    (Set) The Philosopher's Toolkit & Art of Critical Decision Ma

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
  6. (Set) Masters of War & Art of Critical Decision Making Set

    (Set) Masters of War & Art of Critical Decision Making

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
    Examine how decisions are made in the realms of business, warfare, and beyond with this thought-provoking two-course set. First, in Masters of War: History's Greatest Strategic Thinkers, you'll get an inside look at the thought process and historical context of the world's greatest war strategists. Then, in The Art of Critical Decision Making, you'll explore how individuals, groups, and organizations make effective...
  7. (Set) Creative Thinker's Toolkit & Critical Decision Making Set

    (Set) Creative Thinker's Toolkit & Critical Decision Making

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
    Achieve greater success in your career with The Creative Thinker’s Toolkit and Art of Critical Decision Making. Demystify the creative process with 24 lectures that will open your mind to possibilities you never saw before. Then get into the nitty-gritty of critical decision making at the individual, group, and organizational levels.
  8. (Set) Art of Critical Decision Making & Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond  Set

    (Set) Art of Critical Decision Making & Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
    Join experts in management and business as they guide you through the art and application of decision making in this two-course set. The Art of Critical Decision Making explores how individuals, groups, and organizations make effective choices and provides you with the skills and techniques you need to enhance the effectiveness of your own decision making. Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond...
  9. (Set) Art of Critical Decision Making; Modern Economic Issues; & America and the New Global Economy  Set

    (Set) Art of Critical Decision Making; Modern Economic Issues; & America and the New Global Economy

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $529.85 Starting at $529.85 $1,004.85 $529.85$1,004.85
    Master the complexities of both effective decision making and the modern global economy with this three-course set. The Art of Critical Decision Making explores how individuals and groups make effective choices, and provides you with skills to enhance the effectiveness of your own decision making. Modern Economic Issues offers a provocative exploration of our nation's contemporary economic concerns. And America and...
  10. (Set) Your Guide to Getting Ahead  Set

    (Set) Your Guide to Getting Ahead

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $479.80 Starting at $479.80 $964.80 $479.80$964.80
    Gain a range of skills essential to your professional and personal success with this practical course set. In The Art of Critical Decision Making, approach the important decisions in your life with a more educated eye in this course on how individuals and groups make decisions. In The Art of Conflict Management: Achieving Solutions for Life, Work, and Beyond, discover tips, tools, and techniques you can use to...
  11. (Set) Art of Critical Decision Making & Art of Public Speaking: Lessons from the Greatest Speeches in History  Set

    (Set) Art of Critical Decision Making & Art of Public Speaking: Lessons from the Greatest Speeches in History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $219.90 Starting at $219.90 $454.90 $219.90$454.90
    Strengthen your skills at decision making and public speaking with this two-course set filled with information and strategies to enhance your professional and personal life. First, in The Art of Critical Decision Making, explore with seasoned and educated eyes how individuals, groups, and organizations think about–and make–effective decisions. Then, in The Art of Public Speaking: Lessons from the...
  12. (Set) Effective Communication Skills & Art of Critical Decision Making  Set

    (Set) Effective Communication Skills & Art of Critical Decision Making

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
  13. (Set) Transformational Leadership & Art of Critical Decision Making  Set

    (Set) Transformational Leadership & Art of Critical Decision Making

    Michael A. Roberto
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
    Take your professional and personal life to the next level with the insights and strategies featured in these two popular courses. First, get an essential guide to leadership behaviors essential to creating positive change in teams and organizations with Transformational Leadership: How Leaders Change Teams, Companies, and Organizations. Then, discover the techniques you need to approach the important decisions in...
  14. (Set) Strategic Thinking Skills & Art of Critical Decision Making  Set on sale

    (Set) Strategic Thinking Skills & Art of Critical Decision Making

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $385.00 Starting at $61.90 $124.90 $61.90$124.90
    Get a simple and comprehensive guide to the skills, tactics, techniques, tools, case studies, and lessons behind the thinking that's so important for business success, and in your everyday life as well, with this special course set. In Strategic Thinking Skills, you'll learn how to set goals, develop long-range plans, anticipate the unexpected, analyze your environment, and even cooperate with your competitors. And...
  15. (Set) The Hidden Factor: Why Thinking Differently Is Your Greatest Asset  & Art of Critical Decision Making  Set

    (Set) The Hidden Factor: Why Thinking Differently Is Your Greatest Asset & Art of Critical Decision Making

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
    Learn to make better decisions and maximize productivity with this practical and eye-opening two-course set. The Art of Critical Decision Making explores how people and groups make effective choices, and provides you with techniques to enhance the effectiveness of your own decision making. And The Hidden Factor: Why Thinking Differently Is Your Greatest Asset presents the strategies that can make you a more diverse...
  16. (Set) Art of Critical Decision Making & What Are the Chances? Probability Made Clear  Set

    (Set) Art of Critical Decision Making & What Are the Chances? Probability Made Clear

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
    Strengthen the way you make decisions at work and at home with this two-course set. First, in The Art of Critical Decision Making, gain a vital set of skills by learning how individuals, groups, and organizations make effective choices. Then, in What Are the Chances? Probability Made Clear, learn how to tap into the power of probability to decipher complex systems such as the weather and the stock market.
  17. (Set) Art of Conflict Management: Achieving Solutions for Life, Work, and Beyond & Art of Critical Decision Making  Set

    (Set) Art of Conflict Management: Achieving Solutions for Life, Work, and Beyond & Art of Critical Decision Making

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
    Take a closer look at two everyday skills that are essential to success in the office and at home with this engaging and accessible two-course set. Start by improving and enhancing the way you handle conflict in your professional and personal life with The Art of Conflict Management: Achieving Solutions for Life, Work, and Beyond. Afterward, learn how to approach the important decisions in your life with a more...
  18. (Set)  Skepticism 101 & The Art of Critical Decision Making Set

    (Set) Skepticism 101 & The Art of Critical Decision Making

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $229.90 Starting at $229.90 $329.90 $229.90$329.90
  19. (Set) America and the New Global Economy & Art of Critical Decision Making  Set

    (Set) America and the New Global Economy & Art of Critical Decision Making

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
    Investigate the ways that the global economy and critical decision making works in this two-course set that explores important topics in our 21st-century world. First, join expert economist and award-winning Professor Timothy Taylor as he takes you through the last 50 years of world economic history in the 36 lectures of America and the New Global Economy. Then, learn how to approach important decisions in your life...
  20. (Set) The Art of Teaching: Best Practices from a Master Educator & Art of Critical Decision Making  Set

    (Set) The Art of Teaching: Best Practices from a Master Educator & Art of Critical Decision Making

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
  21. (Set) Four Great Courses, One Amazingly Low Price!!! Set

    (Set) Four Great Courses, One Amazingly Low Price!!!

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $859.80 Starting at $859.80 $1,019.80 $859.80$1,019.80
    Not sure which Great Course you want to order? Then order them all! For a limited time only, you can get Building Great Sentences; Joy of Mathematics; Understanding the Fundamentals of Music; and The Art of Critical Decision Making in a single four-course set for one amazingly low price! This special offer is the perfect way to sample some of the fascinating subjects, engaging professors, and profound insights you...
  22. (Set)  Your Deceptive Mind & Art of Critical Decision Making Set

    (Set) Your Deceptive Mind & Art of Critical Decision Making

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
    There is both an art and a science to critical thinking. Learn both sides of how the process works with this two-course set. The Art of Critical Decision Making breaks down how effective choices are made, while The Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills teaches you about metacognition and how to think about thinking.
  23. (Set)  The Transformation: How Leaders Make Positive Change Ha Set

    (Set) The Transformation: How Leaders Make Positive Change Ha

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
  24. (Set) Art of Critical Decision Making & Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition  Set

    (Set) Art of Critical Decision Making & Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
    Discover the secrets and skills to becoming successful in two important everyday activities in this engaging and practical two-course set. The Art of Critical Decision Making explores how people and groups make effective choices, and provides you with techniques to enhance the effectiveness of your own decision making. Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition teaches you how to reason, how to...
  25. (Set) Art of Critical Decision Making & Understanding Complexity  Set

    (Set) Art of Critical Decision Making & Understanding Complexity

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
    Gain profound insights into two essential aspects of your everyday life—decision making and complex systems—in this accessible two-course set. In The Art of Critical Decision Making, explore how individuals, groups, and organizations make effective choices. Then, in Understanding Complexity, discover the fundamentals and applications of complexity science, which helps us understand the nature and...
  26. (Set)  The Critical Thinkers Toolkit Set

    (Set) The Critical Thinkers Toolkit

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,289.70 Starting at $1,289.70 $1,529.70 $1,289.70$1,529.70
    To be a critical thinker, you have to embrace multiple facets in your approach. Learn how to look at challenges from every fundamental perspective with this comprehensive six-course set including Critical Decision Making and Game Theory. From approaching a conflict to persuasively arguing a point of view, this set will prepare you to think through, and effectively make, good choices.
  27. (Set) Art and Craft of Mathematical Problem Solving & Art of Critical Decision Making  Set

    (Set) Art and Craft of Mathematical Problem Solving & Art of Critical Decision Making

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
    Learn effective strategies for solving mathematical problems and make critical decisions in this insightful and accessible two-course set. In The Art and Craft of Mathematical Problem Solving, discover strategies for overcoming mathematical obstacles in fields such as algebra, geometry, and number theory. And in The Art of Critical Decision Making, explore how individuals, groups, and organizations make effective...
  28. (Set) Influence & Art of Critical Decision Making Set

    (Set) Influence & Art of Critical Decision Making

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $219.90 Starting at $219.90 $454.90 $219.90$454.90
  29. (Set) Transformational Leadership & Art of Conflict Management  Set

    (Set) Transformational Leadership & Art of Conflict Management

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
    Enhance your professional life with the techniques and strategies featured in this insightful and engaging two-course set. Start by examining the leadership behaviors essential to creating positive change in teams and organizations in Transformational Leadership: How Leaders Change Teams, Companies, and Organizations. Then, learn how to better manage and avoid the pitfalls of conflict in your work life with The Art...
  30. (Set)  Unexpected Economics & The Art of Critical Decision Mak Set

    (Set) Unexpected Economics & The Art of Critical Decision Mak

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90