Helping Team Members Stretch Their Communication Muscles: Kantor Four Player Model

It takes many different mindsets and behaviors to make a team hum. I am appreciating a view of collaborative behaviors developed by David Kantor (as part of his work on Structural Dynamics), and am finding it useful as a way to hold up a mirror to a team that is interested in understanding and improving their communication. 

A Clear “No” Can Be More Graceful Than a Vague or Noncommittal “Yes”

Sometimes the right (or at least initial) response to a request for action “now” is “No.” – It’s far easier to say “yes” later on…
On the other hand, maybe you don’t even have to choose between “Yes” and “No” particularly if you’re trying to initiate a conversation.

Making Sense in Times of Uncertainty with Dave Snowden & Andrea Tomasin

In this third in a series of podcasts, Dave Snowden and Andrea Tomasini chat with Andy Cleff, Richard Dolman and Colleen Johnson to explore the most crucial leadership challenge of the day: Making Sense in Times of Uncertainty. Dave Snowden is the founder and chief scientific officer of Cognitive Edge. …

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