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Reading the Room: Group Dynamics for Coaches and Leaders / Edition 1

Reading the Room: Group Dynamics for Coaches and Leaders / Edition 1

by David Kantor


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470903438
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/01/2012
Series: Jossey-Bass Business & Management Series , #5
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 810,843
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

David Kantor, Ph.D., is a systems psychologist, organizational consultant, and clinical researcher. Kantor was formerly the head of Monitor Kantor Enterprises (MKE), a business unit of Monitor Group. Kantor has been a professor at Harvard University, Harvard University Medical School, and Tufts University Medical School. He also founded and served as director of the Kantor Family Institute, a postgraduate training center in Boston, and The Kantor Institute, a training center for consultants, coaches, and leaders.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

ONE Reading the Room: Introduction and Framework 1

PART ONE A Complete Language for Understanding Leader Behavior 21

TWO Level I: Action Stances: The Four-Player Model 23

THREE Level II: Domains of Communication: Affect, Power, and Meaning 49

FOUR Level III: Systems in Control of Speech 79

FIVE The Behavioral Profile: A Synthesis of Levels I, II, and III 109

PART TWO Identity and Leader Behavior in High Stakes 125

SIX Level IV: Stories, Identity, and Structured Behavior 127

SEVEN Narrative Purpose 151

EIGHT Leader Behavior in High-Stakes Situations 167

NINE The Heroic Leader in Crisis 193

TEN Sources and Signs of Moral Corruption in Leaders 231

PART THREE Models and the Ultimate Leader 263

ELEVEN From Personal Model to Leadership Model 265

TWELVE Building a Leadership Model 281

THIRTEEN A Model for Living 315

FOURTEEN Beyond the Behavioral Profile 339

FIFTEEN A Structural Dynamics Analysis of Barack Obama 361

AFTERWORD Where Structural Dynamics Goes from Here 385

Notes 387

Acknowledgments 399

About the Author 401

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