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The 'I' in Team: Understand Yourself to Be a Better Team Leader

Published: 11 May 2017

ID: G00325516

Analyst(s): Christie Struckman , Bruce Robertson

Summary

Leadership is a team sport, and CIOs must be coaches. Tools that explain cognitive differences help leaders understand how they "come across" to their teams. The best coaches know their strengths and weaknesses, and how to modify their style when needed, increasing their leadership effectiveness.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Introduction
  • Introducing Cognitive Styles: We Differ in How We Tend to Process Information
  • Reflective Questions That Suggest Different Cognitive Styles
  • CIO Scenario: Illustrating Common Cognitive Styles
  • Seeing the Impact of CIO Cognitive Style: Pros and Cons
    • The Setting
    • Diane's Approach
    • Ishmail's Approach
    • Sebastian's Approach
    • Cathleen's Approach
  • Recommended Actions: Explore Your Own Cognitive Style

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