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King Arthur's Round Table By David Perkins

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Renowned Harvard professor David Perkins uses King Arthur's roundtable as a metaphor to suggest a new method for effective communication in today's intelligent business organizations. Through that metaphor, he examines the way businesses communicate and ways to isolate and eliminate elements that foster negativity and stall progress.

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King Arthur's Round Table: How Collaborative Conversations Create Smart Organizations by David Perkins

A practical methodology for reforming the way organizations collaborate and communicate Renowned Harvard professor and author David Perkins uses the metaphor of King Arthur's roundtable to suggest that more effective collaboration is the future of intelligent organizations and businesses. He presents a plan for identifying processes of communication and proposes ways to eliminate hindrances. Covering topics such as types of feedback, quality of leadership, and the dangers of regressive language, Perkins introduces a methodology for effective group communication, ensuring that the intelligence level of the group equals the sum of its parts. David Perkins (Boston, MA) is a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is a founding member of Harvard's Project Zero, a research outfit focused on cognitive-symbolic capacities, which he codirected with Howard Gardner, a celebrated education specialist. He is also the author of The Eureka Effect, Outsmarting IQ, and Smart Schools. He has consulted for schools, museums, and governments in Europe, Latin America, South Africa, Israel, and the United States.

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About David Perkins

DAVID PERKINS is a senior professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is a founding member of Harvard's Project Zero, a research outfit focused on cognitive-symbolic capacities and their implications for learning in all settings, and for many years codirected the project with renowned education specialist Howard Gardner. He is also the author of The Eureka Effect: The Art and Logic of Breakthrough Thinking, Outsmarting IQ: The Emerging Science of Learnable Intelligence, and Smart Schools: Better Thinking and Learning for Every Child.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments. CHAPTER 1: KING ARTHUR'S DREAM. A Smarter Table. Putting Our Heads Together. Power to the People. Cooling Down Conflict. Team Intelligence. From Camelot to Reality. CHAPTER 2: ORGANIZATIONS ARE MADE OF CONVERSATIONS. Ernesto's Truth. ImageTech and VisionTech. How Round Is Your Table? Process Smart and Deciding Smart. People Smart and the Language of Actions. The Usual Suspects. Two Archetypes of Negotiation. Contact Architecture. CHAPTER 3: YAKETY YAK AND FEEDBACK. Yakety Yak, 1958. The Dilemma of Feedback. Three Faces of Feedback. Which Style When? A Feedback Camelot. Four Brands of Better Feedback. Findings from the Feedback Front. Who to Whom. Here There Be Dragons. CHAPTER 4: THE DIFFICULTIES OF BEING OF ONE MIND. Mind Melds. What Is Intelligence? Difficulty 1: The Five-Brain Backlash. Difficulty 2: Cognitive Oversimplification. Difficulty 3: Emotional Oversimplification. Difficulty 4: Regression in the Face of Stress. Difficulty 5: The Domino Effect. Difficulty 6: The Power Advantage. Are We Ready to Give Up Yet? CHAPTER 5: FROM LORDSHIP TO LEADERSHIP. Policy 113. What Leaders Do. Four Forms of Leadership. Leadership for Intelligence. Man with a Horn. Streetwise Street by Street. Here There Be Dragons. CHAPTER 6: ANTS, WEATHER, AND ORGANIZATIONAL INTELLIGENCE. King Arthur's Ants. Common Scents. Knowledge Weather. Why Should I Buy This? Yes, But, Rebut. The Asian Executive's Question. Making the Weather. CHAPTER 7: COLLABORATION, NOT COBLABORATION. One of Seven. Three Faces of Coblaboration. What Facilitation Does and Why It Is Not Enough. The Good: What Collaboration Means, How It Helps, and When It Helps. The Bad: The Pitfalls of Problem Sharing. The Rules of Which. The Ugly: The Challenge of Collaborative Citizenship. The Art of Citizenship. Here There Be Dragons. CHAPTER 8: CREATIVE CONFLICT, TRAGIC TRUST. A Tragedy of Trust. Calm as a Clam. Three Ways of Settling Conflict. Regressive and Progressive Conflict. How Trust Works. Trust in the Land of Lear. Better Conflict through Trust. Here There Be Superdragons. CHAPTER 9: CLIMBING TOWARD CAMELOT. Presto Change-o. Poetry in Motion. The One-Eyed Woman. Pocket Change. How Change Takes Flight. The Dragon Unlearning. The Three Arts of Unlearning. The Road to Camelot. EPILOG: ROUNDING THE WORLD. NOTES. INDEX.

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King Arthur's Round Table: How Collaborative Conversations Create Smart Organizations by David Perkins
David Perkins
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