"Human beings have an extraordinary capacity to think together." Peter Senge
Something special happens to our thinking whenever two or more people discuss an issue they care about, something special that increases our access to a pool of intelligence not readily available when thinking alone. Many people seem to underestimate the true potential of this distinction.
"Idea flow management" is an invaluable interpersonal communication skill. My goal with this chapter is to help you reach the point where you can brainstorm on the fly in virtually any conversation. This is the second major strategy for using complementary opposites to achieve mental leverage.
Conscious <-----> Subconscious Individual Thought <-----> Dialogue Left-Brain Mode <-----> Right-Brain Mode Detailed Thought <-----> High Level Thought
After giving you an overview of the best teachings I've found on this subject, the five main ways I use synergistic dialogue in business are summarized. The majority of this chapter covers suggestions for applying this idea within project teams.
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