Do leadership, don’t learn it.

Matthew Cook
May 18, 2018 · 11 min read
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Intro.


A bit about team communication.

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Circles representing team members and arrows representing communication.

A team of 5 will make right decisions as a group while mitigating the complexity of communication as much as possible.


When communication chunks up.

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A seven-member team with circles representing people and arrows representing communication.
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Team communication thumbprint where some members stop talking with others in order to streamline work and decision-making.

Be a communicator within your team who’s able to coordinate individuals and groups to accomplish specific goals.


Figuring out what to talk about with whom.

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How teams talk, where the circles represent a team member’s understanding of their realm of expertise.
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Overlapping skill-sets on a team, with the red circle being the team leader.

Be a skilled practitioner who not only overlaps many skill sets on your team, but also creates conversation between those skill sets.


Team culture and dysfunctions.

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Team roles as circles, with the leader being red.
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Tying it all together.

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Getting people talking, teaching teammates, and being the missing link.

A few inspirational thoughts.

Be the driving force that finds a solution to the problems at hand.

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