I don't read it in one go. A breakthrough book on the transformative power of collaborative thinking. Then you might be too rigid and inflexible. Very good sections on figuring out yourself and others based on how their behaviors indicate the way their minds work. We take for granted that intelligence occurs within our own minds. The message was enlightening, that we can find and practice what we enjoy doing, using our unique skill. They will teach you that most breakdowns and breakups are the result of habitual thinking while breakthroughs come from non-habitual thinking, and present you with the breakthrough practices that help overcome the former and encourage the latter.
It helps us learn how our differences in individual thinking, our intellectual diversity, can be turned into our strengths collectively through fostering real collaboration in thinking. This is a helpful breakdown if used by advisors because it allows the advisor to learn about themselves before they take the skills to another individual. Angie McArthur and Dawna Markova continue that conversation by providing a primer on how to build one of the primary tools in that toolkit, collaborative intelligence. Book by: Steve Eubanks Review by: Jennifer F. The authors never cited any published research to support that they or others have tested their theories empirically rather than base an entire book on their own anecdotes, which seems to be the case.
Depending on which order these three line up for you, you will learn about what helps you to focus or pay The information provided in this book is interesting and useful to leaders and team members alike. Lewis Undergraduate Programs Officer Carl H. We do not provide refunds for any fees related to travel, including but not limited to gas, bus fare, train tickets, airline tickets, etc. Book by: Mick Ebeling Review by: Valerie McClinton Senior Academic Advisor University of Colorado, Colorado Springs In Not Impossible, Mic. I can see where it would be helpful for a company to hire the authors to come and assess their employees, rework the meeting spaces, and give ideas about how to have more productive meetings, but I just wanted to know what I can do to be more productive in meetings. But, I got a little lost in the details and will have trouble implementing this into my work. It is essential reading for anyone who works as part of a team, who manages others, or simply wants to better understand how people think.
There are different types of attention, like focused attention concentrated on o ne entity and ignoring everything else , sorting shifting between internal and external , open diffuse focus ; and different types of thinking, like analytical data, facts and relational feelings, morale. If they can overcome that traditional barrier in their relationship and come together to be thinking partners to so many other people, surely you can overcome a potentially fraught relationship with someone who thinks a little differently than you at work and help move a project forward. Markova and McArthur are experts at getting brilliant yet difficult people to think together. Instead of asking who is right and who is wrong, ask what can be possible. You can even use that difference to move the project forward. I found the tips and explanation are practical. Collaborative intelligence works to create understanding about the variety of ways people think and process information to foster a stronger sense of collaboration in the workplace.
The team, not individuals, becomes the hero. Instead, to truly be a great team, we need to think collaboratively. I love this focus on wonder. This response reflects the way we have been taught to focus on the gulfs between us rather than valuing our intellectual diversity—that is, the ways in which each of us is uniquely gifted; how we process information and frame questions; what kind of things deplete us, and what engages and inspires us. We all have some of each, but like how we hold our pens, one side is dominant. While I find some of the ideas utopian or naive, this book tells us that value is not just placed on things, but also on ideas, making collaboration one of the most important skills. If you love parsing initialisms and creating pseudoscientific taxonomies of your coworkers, then this is the book for you.
Markova and McArthur are experts at getting brilliant yet difficult think together. For me, it's helpful to have paper and pen nearby while reading the book. However, it's actuall So often in our work lives. They have been brought in to troubleshoot for Fortune 500 leaders in crisis and mangers struggling to inspire their teams. Discover how to use your new understanding of how people process information to make your meetings more productive and positive, aligning your goals, and strengthening your influence. It will help you identify and improve your relational intelligence and become a better communicator in the process.
Within these sections, Markova and MacArthur task the reader with discovering how their listening works visual, kinesthetic, auditory , what thinking talents they have humor, leadership , what kinds of questions must they ask to understand something, and how to place themselves and understand the mindset of another individual. Learning how to unlock the potential talents and strengths of others is what this book is about. Today, the new market leaders are mind share companies, where influence is more important than power, and success relies on collaboration and the ability to inspire. If you are looking for a practical text on growing a collaborative culture with your colleagues, look elsewhere. Specific information for managers of folks, too; good stories, interesting, helpful stuff! This is not that book.
They have been brought in to troubleshoot for Fortune 500 leaders in crisis and managers struggling to inspire their teams. They provide a large list of characteristics for people with different or preferred thinking styles but never explain how they created this list or from where this knowledge was derived. They make a lot of observation sense. Collaborative Intelligence teaches you how to recognize the unique ways that you think and how to recognize how others think, with the goal of reducing conflict, increasing productivity, creativity, innovation, and maybe even joy! Through a series of practices and strategies, the authors teach us how to recognize our own mind patterns and map the talents of our teams, with the goal of embarking together on an aligned course of action and influence. I keep a healthy dose of scepticism about it.
How could they think like that? Through a series of practices and strategies, the authors teach us how to recognize our own mind patterns and map the talents of our teams, with the goal of embarking together on an aligned course of action and influence. The book will help foster that wonder by teaching you to broaden your perspective, to understand and work with others. And it is only through this intellectual exercise and practice that it can be maintained and honed. It is emerging as a new professional currency at a time when the way we think, interact, and innovate is shifting. These stories make the concepts tangible in a real world environment and allows the book be incredibly easy to read. This book help to understand my own thinking style and to recognise others. I had assumed it would be similar to something like learning styles and would help me to identify my style, but I didn't expect something that would completely change how I communicate with others.
Each of us brings unique and varied thinking talents to the table, and when we understand intellectual diversity, we can come together like a symphony orchestra. Who should attend Collaborative Intelligence is for managers and team members who regularly collaborate in any industry. The answer, once explained by Authors Dawna Markova and Angie McArthur, seem so apparent that it's a wonder this topic hasn't been explored a million times before. In an increasingly collaborative world, this is a remarkable book for our times! These are issues that have existed as long as man has been thinking. The team, not individuals, becomes the hero. Through a series of practices and strategies, the authors teach us how to recognize our own mind patterns and map the talents of our teams, with the goal of embarking together on an aligned course of action and influence. Then be wowed by this book.