“Collaborative intelligence”, or the ability to problem-solve with others who think differently from you, is the new professional currency. Leading companies harness their human potential through collaborative, creative problem solving. Yet for many of us, “mind-sharing” with those who think differently from us is a serious challenge. In this masterclass, McArthur teaches you how to assess the CQ in your organization and instill practices that will significantly increase it.
What You'll Learn
How to avoid burnout
How to understand different minds
How to increase your collaborative intelligence
How to overcome communication breakdowns
1. Energize Yourself and Others
Why is burnout such a widespread phenomenon in the workplace? Collaboration expert Angie McArthur argues that it’s the result of a work culture that pressures everyone to excel in every area. The fact is that people vary drastically in their “thinking talents.” These are the ways of thinking that energize your personal brain rather than depleting it.
2. Understand How Different Minds Work
Oftentimes when we’re “just not getting through” to someone, it’s not because we’re not being clear or they’re not paying attention. Often we’re simply failing to grasp the fact that different minds work differently. Angie McArthur calls these hard-wired differences “mind-patterns”.Mind Pattern: The unique way each person communicates, understands, and learns
3. A New Professional Currency
What’s your “CQ”?According to Angie McArthur, CEO of Professional Thinking Partners and one of today’s most determined and effective researchers into what makes for effective collaboration, “collaborative intelligence”, or the ability to problem-solve with others who think differently from you, is the new professional currency. In this lesson, she details how to assess the CQ in your organization and take the first steps toward increasing it.Collaborative Intelligence (CQ): A measure of ou...
4. Tackle Communication Breakdowns
Very often, what seems like a total communication breakdown is, in fact, a misunderstanding of intellectual diversity. When it comes to attention and comprehension, what works for one mind won’t necessarily work for another. Have you ever sent a long, detailed email and been frustrated at the lack of response? Perhaps in the middle of a carefully crafted PowerPoint presentation you’ve been dismayed to find your audience drifting off, and have tried to recapture them by speaking louder and fast...