Found on the always interesting Mocoloco
Sometimes group input isn't always the best way to arrive at a decision. Some studies have shown that a dictator, consensus model can sometimes be more effective. This is a model of group behavior in which the group elects an arbiter for decisions and then entrusts that individual. This goes against my democratic political philosophy but I think I understand it more after watching the video above.
An interesting book with tips on how to lead, manage groups and make better decisions. is "The Psychology of Judgement and Decision Making." It is a brilliant book packed with snippets from social science research (caveat emptor) on personal and group decision making. Warning the book is expensive, but then so is ignorance or poor decision making. The book includes concepts on listening management styles and other applicable aspects of the human and group psyche.
The process of decision making important to understand as it is the pre-cursor to both belief forming and behavior.