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Reading the Room: Group Dynamics for Coaches and Leaders by David Kantor

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chapter FOURTEEN

Beyond the Behavioral Profile

This chapter is one sort of digest of this book. Chapter Fifteen will be another: a structural dynamics analysis of Barack Obama as a leader, designed to bring the ideas shared in this book into an analysis of the current pressures facing the ultimate executive leader.

Right now, first, I want to briefly revisit six themes that tie in with Level IV of the structural dynamics model. By now I hope you have been convinced of the usefulness of the behavioral profile for reading the room. Yet you may still be skeptical of or reluctant to move yourself and the leaders you coach to the deepest (story) level.

Second, I want to present twenty capacities by which I believe future leaders should be assessed, ...

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