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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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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55 Courses and Sets

  1. Critical Business Skills for Success Sale

    Critical Business Skills for Success

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4.6 out of 5
    93% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (48)
    Save up to $475.00 Starting at $99.95 $624.95 $99.95$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. Transformational Leadership: How Leaders Change Teams, Companies, and Organizations Sale

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

    Michael A. Roberto
    4.4 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (34)
    Save up to $180.00 Starting at $34.95 $254.95 $34.95$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...
  3. The Art of Critical Decision Making Sale

    The Art of Critical Decision Making

    Michael A. Roberto
    4.3 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (103)
    Save up to $180.00 Starting at $34.95 $254.95 $34.95$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...
  4. (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 $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$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...
  5. (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 $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$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...
  6. (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 $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
  7. (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 $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
  8. (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 $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$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...
  9. (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 $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$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...
  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)  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
  12. (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 $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$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...
  13. (Set) Transformational Leadership & Art of Conflict Management  Set

    (Set) Transformational Leadership & Art of Conflict Management

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$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...
  14. (Set) Your Guide to Getting Ahead  Set

    (Set) Your Guide to Getting Ahead

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $814.80 Starting at $814.80 $964.80 $814.80$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...
  15. (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...
  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)  Financial Literacy & Art of Critical Decision Making Set

    (Set) Financial Literacy & Art of Critical Decision Making

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
  18. (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 $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$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.
  19. (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 $1,004.85 Starting at $1,004.85 $1,004.85 $1,004.85$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...
  20. (Set) Influence & Art of Critical Decision Making Set

    (Set) Influence & Art of Critical Decision Making

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90