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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.

Professor Roberto participated in The Great Courses Professor Chat series. Read the chat to learn more about business strategy, decision-making, and leadership.

Testimonials

"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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51 Courses and Sets

  1. (Set)  How Conversation Works & Art of Critical Decision Makin Set

    (Set) How Conversation Works & Art of Critical Decision Makin

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $199.90 Starting at $199.90 $354.90 $199.90$354.90
  2. (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 $219.90 Starting at $219.90 $454.90 $219.90$454.90
  3. (Set) Art of Critical Decision Making & Meaning from Data: Statistics Made Clear  Set

    (Set) Art of Critical Decision Making & Meaning from Data: Statistics Made Clear

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
    Master the skills of making decisions and deciphering the meaning behind statistical information with this two-course set. Start with The Art of Critical Decision Making, which explores how individuals, groups, and organizations make effective choices. Then continue with Meaning from Data: Statistics Made Clear, your absorbing introduction to understanding statistical information and the role it plays in everything...
  4. (Set) Thinking like an Economist: A Guide to Rational Decision Making & Art of Critical Decision Making  Set

    (Set) Thinking like an Economist: A Guide to Rational Decision Making & Art of Critical Decision Making

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $219.90 Starting at $219.90 $454.90 $219.90$454.90
    Gain a wealth of practical knowledge designed to strengthen your everyday decision-making skills with this engaging and practical two-course set. First, discover newfound confidence in a range of financial and personal situations with Thinking like an Economist: A Guide to Rational Decision Making. Then, learn the skills and techniques you need to enhance the effectiveness of your own decision making at the...
  5. (Set)  The Secret Life of the Senses & The Art of Critical Dec Set

    (Set) The Secret Life of the Senses & The Art of Critical Dec

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
  6. (Set) Prime Thinking Skills  Set

    (Set) Prime Thinking Skills

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,779.60 Starting at $1,779.60 $2,104.60 $1,779.60$2,104.60
    In today's 21st-century marketplace, it pays to be an effective critical thinker; to have the specific knowledge and skills necessary for success in both the workplace and at home. With these Great Courses, you'll find information and strategies aimed at transforming you into a prime thinker. Make smarter, savvier decisions. Hone your reading and interpretation skills. Tap into the secret knowledge of how experts...
  7. (Set)  Influence & Transformational Leadership Set

    (Set) Influence & Transformational Leadership

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $219.90 Starting at $219.90 $454.90 $219.90$454.90
  8. (Set) Transformational Leadership: How Leaders Change Teams, Companies, and Organizations & Effective Communication Skills  Set

    (Set) Transformational Leadership: How Leaders Change Teams, Companies, and Organizations & Effective Communication Skills

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
    Strengthen the way you communicate with others and achieve new levels of success in your professional and personal life with this accessible two-course set. Get an essential guide to the dynamics of transformational leadership with Transformational Leadership: How Leaders Change Teams, Companies, and Organizations. Then study Effective Communication Skills -- it's your chance to learn more about how you communicate...
  9. (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
  10. (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
  11. (Set) How You Decide & Art of Critical Decision Making Set

    (Set) How You Decide & Art of Critical Decision Making

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $279.90 Starting at $279.90 $524.90 $279.90$524.90
    Whether simple or complex, private or public, decisions are an essential part of your life. In this two course set of How You Decide: The Science of Human Decision Making and Art of Critical Decision Making, you will explore how individuals, groups, and organizations make effective decisions and discover tips and techniques to enhance the effectiveness of your own decision making.
  12. (Set) Critical Business Skills for Success & The Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Set

    (Set) Critical Business Skills for Success & The Entrepreneur’s Toolkit

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $499.90 Starting at $499.90 $894.90 $499.90$894.90
    Gain a deeper understanding of business with this set of courses. Start by learning the five fundamentals you need to know to achieve success in business. Then explore tips and tricks to becoming a successful entrepreneur.
  13. (Set) Entrepreneur's Toolkit & Critical Decision Making  Set

    (Set) Entrepreneur's Toolkit & Critical Decision Making

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $279.90 Starting at $279.90 $524.90 $279.90$524.90
    Achieve your entrepreneurial dreams with The Entrepreneur’s Toolkit. Two-thirds of all new businesses fail in their first decade, but this step-by-step guide can help you avoid common pitfalls, fully develop your business plan (your company’s map to a successful venture), and take charge of your life. Use skills from The Art of Critical Decision Making to approach your business decisions with confidence and...
  14. (Set) Critical Business Skills for Success & Understanding Investments Set

    (Set) Critical Business Skills for Success & Understanding Investments

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $744.90 Starting at $744.90 $879.90 $744.90$879.90
    Forge a link between business success and smart investments in this set of courses. Start by learning the five fundamentals you need to know to achieve success in business. Then explore the fundamentals of investing, and how to employ the right techniques to maximize your investments.
  15. (Set) Critical Business Skills for Success & Effective Communication Skills Set

    (Set) Critical Business Skills for Success & Effective Communication Skills

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $479.90 Starting at $479.90 $879.90 $479.90$879.90
    Explore intriguing connections between success at business and communicating effectively in this set of courses. Start by learning the five fundamentals you need to know to achieve success in business. Then learn practical techniques for communicating with your coworkers in any situation.
  16. (Set) Your Best Brain & Art of Critical Decision Making Set

    (Set) Your Best Brain & Art of Critical Decision Making

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $279.90 Starting at $279.90 $524.90 $279.90$524.90
    Focus on your mind's amazing abilities with this two-course set. In Your Best Brain, dive into the scientific research that explains why we do what we do. Then, in Art of Critical Decision Making, learn how to overcome your brain's biases to make good decisions.
  17. (Set) Critical Business Skills for Success & Strategic Thinking Skills Set on sale

    (Set) Critical Business Skills for Success & Strategic Thinking Skills

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $692.00 Starting at $79.90 $187.90 $79.90$187.90
    See how strategic thinking skills lead to better success at business in this set of courses. Start by learning the five fundamentals you need to know to achieve success in business. Next, get a simple and comprehensive guide to the skills, tactics, techniques, tools, case studies, and lessons behind strategic thinking.
  18. (Set) An Introduction to Formal Logic & Art of Critical Decision Making Set

    (Set) An Introduction to Formal Logic & Art of Critical Decision Making

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Making a good decision is not a chance act—it's a skill, one that can be learned and perfected, especially with the tools you’ll acquire in this two-course set. An Introduction to Formal Logic will teach you how to sharpen your intellectual self-defense against assaults on reason, while The Art of Critical Decision Making will help you approach the critical decisions in your life with a more seasoned, educated...
  19. (Set) Mathematical Decision Making & Art of Critical Decision Making Set

    (Set) Mathematical Decision Making & Art of Critical Decision Making

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Make decisions confidently with this set. First, learn how you can use a simple spreadsheet program to make better decisions. Then, delve into the psychological issues of decision making.
  20. (Set) Critical Business Skills for Success & Financial Literacy Set on sale

    (Set) Critical Business Skills for Success & Financial Literacy

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $692.00 Starting at $79.90 $187.90 $79.90$187.90
    Gain a deeper understanding of how financial literacy can contribute to success at business in this set of courses. Start by learning the five fundamentals you need to know to achieve success in business. Then, discover how financial literacy can help you uncover the market’s functions, strengths, and its possible weaknesses and vulnerabilities.
  21. (Set) The Art of Negotiating the Best Deal & Art of Critical Decision Making  Set

    (Set) The Art of Negotiating the Best Deal & Art of Critical Decision Making

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $279.90 Starting at $279.90 $524.90 $279.90$524.90
    Learn practical business skills that will also serve you well in your personal life with this course set. First, in Professor Seth Freeman's The Art of Negotiating the Best Deal, you'll learn to craft satisfying solutions to conflicts that are respectful and mindful of everyone's interests. Then, in Professor Michael A. Roberto's The Art of Critical Decision Making, examine how individuals, groups, and organizations...
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