Group Insight – ‘Reading’ & Leading

Leadership in a complex world requires multi-disciplinary insights that naturally leverage the strengths of your team. This makes social interactions a key component in a problem-solving environment. Whether planning projects, using ‘Agile’ techniques, monitoring or evaluating, the end result is a mix of explicit and implicit elements. Explicit artefacts such as ‘Programme Initiation Documents’ or project plans encapsulate one level of understanding.
The success of the endeavour, however, can be as dependent upon implicit and tacit elements such as shared understanding and common purpose. Leaders need to be as familiar with these more nebulous factors as with the explicit artefacts. Leading requires sensitivity and ability to read groups and extract insight from the dynamics of team working.