From the Inside Flap
In Reading the Room, renowned systems psychologist and familytherapist David Kantor applies his theory of structural dynamics tohelp leaders and coaches understand and improve communicationwithin their teams. He helps readers understand how and why theyand their teams communicate differently when faced with low-stakesor high-stakes situations, and he provides a framework to helpimprove leadership behavior in high-stakes situations.
Acknowledging that early personal history and adultrelationships have an impact on individual leadership andcommunication, the author discusses how leaders' awareness of theirpersonal histories can help them become more effective in theirleadership teams.
Armed with the information outlined in this groundbreaking book,coaches and leaders will be able to: intervene effectively toproduce positive change in both the group's dynamics and itsoutcomes, help people in the room alter their behavior to betterreach their aspirations, identify the recurring sequences ofbehavior taking place in a group, understand why differingindividual preferences for boundaries and rules affect theirconversation, and much more.
Written to help readers understand the reasons why leaders andteams get alongor don'twhen they communicate in agroup, this book will serve as the leader's "go-to" resource forinsight and perspective in leading their team.
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.