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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54 Courses and Sets

  1. (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
  2. (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...
  3. (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...
  4. (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...
  5. (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.
  6. (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
  7. (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...
  8. (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
  9. (Set) Moral Decision Making: How to Approach Everyday Ethics & Art of Critical Decision Making  Set

    (Set) Moral Decision Making: How to Approach Everyday Ethics & Art of Critical Decision Making

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

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  10. (Set) Sharpening Your Thinking Skills  Set

    (Set) Sharpening Your Thinking Skills

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $859.80 Starting at $859.80 $1,019.80 $859.80$1,019.80
    Equip yourself with powerful skills that will lead to better thinking and greater success in your personal and professional life with these four immensely practical courses. First, in Strategic Thinking Skills, get a comprehensive guide to the skills, tactics, techniques, tools, case studies, and lessons behind the process of setting goals, developing long-range plans, anticipating the unexpected, analyzing your...
  11. (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 $309.90 Starting at $309.90 $354.90 $309.90$354.90
  12. (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 $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
  13. (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...
  14. (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...
  15. (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 $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
  16. (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...
  17. (Set)  Influence & Transformational Leadership Set

    (Set) Influence & Transformational Leadership

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
  18. (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 $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$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...
  19. (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
  20. (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