Nov 28, 2016
A Yoga Health Coach asked if I’d read Collaborative Intelligence, assuming I had - because I’m on a collaborative leadership kick. (I first learned the term collaborative leadership in the flagship book Mastering Leadership, which in my opinion is the best book written on leadership yet.)
I ordered the book that night and started reading it when brown Santa (UPS) arrived at my office. Within hours I was sucked into figuring out the intelligence pattern of all members of my household according to their quiz. Our attention has 3 zones: a zone of focus, a zone of sorting and a zone of expanded thinking. We each use 3 languages of thinking: auditory, visual and kinesthetic. Each language we use in which zone -that is our pattern. And authors Dawna Markova, PhD and Angie McArthur outline the 6 mind pattern types in their book, Collaborative Intelligence. You can also skip to the online quiz .
I agree with what Jacki
Zehner, Chief Engagement Officer, Women Moving Millions, says about
Angie + Dawna’s body of work on collaborative intelligence:, “It’s
time to call an end to striving to be ‘the smartest guy in the
room’ and instead invite everyone’s unique intelligence to the
table. Collaborative Intelligence teaches you how to recognize the
unique ways that you think and how to recognize how others think,
with the goal of reducing conflict, increasing productivity,
creativity, innovation, and maybe even joy! This is a breakthrough
I rap with Angie McArthur about Discovering Your Intelligence Pattern
As an expert in multi-dimensional thinking, Angie McArthur has developed communication strategies for authors, corporations and CEOs, and the ongoing Executive Champions Workshop. She is a senior partner of Professional Thinking Partners, and since joining the company in 1998 has co-facilitated and designed global conferences, leadership retreats, training programs, and ongoing one-on-one Thinking Partnerships in organizations from non-profits to Fortune 500s.
Angie McArthur is a co-founder and senior partner of Professional Thinking Partners (with Dawna Markova), and since joining the company in 1998 has co-facilitated and designed global conferences, leadership retreats, training programs, and ongoing one-on-one Thinking Partnerships in organizations from non-profits to Fortune 500s. She is the co-author of two books by Random House: Collaborative Intelligence (due Aug 2015), and Relational Intelligence (2016). Angie is also one of the creators of the Worldwide Women’s Web, a network formed in 2001 to retain women in corporate leadership roles. As an expert in multi-dimensional thinking she has developed communication strategies for authors, corporations and CEO’s, and the ongoing Executive Champions Workshop. She has also designed interactive web assessments and products for corporate training programs.
Cate’s favorite inquiry questions, “To make this happen, who do I need to become next?”