In this invative book, rewned psychologist David Kantor applies his research and theory of structural dynamics to the workplace to show how individual leaders and coaches can develop their own skills in understanding group dynamics and apply this understanding to improve organizational communication and performance. Reading the Room provides guidelines for understanding the differences between communication in low stakes and high stakes situations, a framework for improving leadership behavior in crisis, and action strategies to enhance leadership development through organizational approaches and accelerated team performance.
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.