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Main Title The primes : how any group can solve any problem /
Author McGoff, Chris,
Publisher Wiley,
Year Published 2012
OCLC Number 754727867
ISBN 9781118173275; 1118173279
Subjects Group problem solving
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  HD30.29.M39 2013 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 09/08/2020
Collation xxx, 240 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes index.
Contents Notes
Part 1. Universal Patterns of Leading in Uncertain Times. Being clear on what's really important -- Being intentional and going first -- Enrolling others -- -- Part 2. Universal Patterns of Powerful Alliances. Gaining shared perspective -- Establishing shared intent -- Taking coordinated action -- -- Part 3. Universal Patterns of Outstanding Group Performance. Making decisions -- Building an intentional culture -- Social contracting and accountability within the group -- Saying and not saying ; listening and not listening -- -- Part 4. Universal Patterns of Group Failure. Overcoming resistance -- Managing intractable dilemmas -- Avoiding tripping hazards -- Refusing to hide out -- -- Part 5. Universal Patterns of Thriving in Ambiguity. Avoiding bright and shiny objects and squirrels -- Taking great care of yourself. Discover fundamental principles of high-stakes change and organizational transformation The "primes" are universal and unavoidable patterns of group behavior that emerge whenever people attempt to transform systems or collaborate to solve complex problems. Every change agent has felt their effect, but few can recognize, anticipate, and manage them. Unacknowledged, the primes can put any leadership agenda at risk. Once mastered, the primes become a force that drives intended outcomes. The Primes is a field manual for anyone ready to step up to serious challenges, predict and manage inevitable p.