Collective Intelligence #4 – The Five Altitudes of Business Conversations
“Each of these altitudes has its own power and intensity. Together they represent the gradient of conversations and issues leaders face in business and in life.”
There are two fast ways to ruin a great company and run a business into the ground. The first is to let lawyers run the company. The second is to let the financial controller run the business. Aviv calls on his experience as a military pilot to identify and explain the five altitudes of business conversations.
In this episode, Aviv continues his discussion on collective intelligence by expounding on the different levels, or altitudes, of business conversations. Specifically, Aviv provides best practices for identifying situations that are prone to collective stupidity, encouraging inquiries about conversations’ altitudes and finding new and creative ways to unleash the collective intelligence of your team.
Essential Learning Points:
- [00:47] – Aviv continues to break down the critical need to facilitate the emergence of collective intelligence
- [00:45] – Aviv breaks down the fourth collective intelligence, focusing on the five altitudes of business conversations
- [04:16] – Aviv expounds on the definition and some causes of collective stupidity
- [06:06] – Aviv analyzes the five altitudes of business conversations
- [12:29] – Aviv recaps and reiterates the value of each individual altitude
- [14:32] – Aviv poses five critical questions that must be answered as we look to frame and choreograph the conversation flow
- [16:25] – Now it’s your turn, identify situations that are prone to collective stupidity, reframe opportunities by encouraging an emergent inquiry about the conversation’s altitude and find creative ways to unleash the collective intelligence of your team
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