In Conversation: Group DynamicsWe invite leadership coach Kari Uman and clinical psychologist Murray Nossel to advise on collaborating more constructively.

In Conversation: Group DynamicsWe invite leadership coach Kari Uman and clinical psychologist Murray Nossel to advise on collaborating more constructively.

Issue 22

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Arts & Culture

"Success is predicated on building healthy relationships, because ultimately people want to work with people they like."

Please tell us about yourselves and how your work relates to group dynamics in the workplace.

Kari Uman: I’m a leadership coach, and I frequently work with women who are being promoted or who are starting a new job or position. Many women hold onto myths about how to be a leader—for instance, that working hard will automatically get you a promotion. Workplace values have radically changed in recent years, and I help individuals cope with these changes.

Murray Nossel: I’m a clinical psychologist with a Ph.D. in social work and anthropology. In the ’90s, I evolved a listening and storytelling methodology to teach people how to connect with one another. My company, Narativ, applies this methodology to a business setting. When I started Narativ in 2006, it was unheard of to share pe...

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