Eye of the Storm Leadership
150 Ideas, Stories, Quotes, and Excercises On The
Art and Politics of Managing Human Conflicts
by Peter Adler, Ph.D.
 

Eye of The Storm Leadership Contents

Photo Credits   

Preface   

Introduction  

I    Guerilla Bridge Building                                                             

Starting Point / Sneak Attacks                                                         

1.                 Safety    

2.                  Solutions

3.                  Involvement                                                                          

4.                  Continuity                                                                   

5.                  Amity                                                                                  

6.                  Redemption                                                                           

7.                  Meaning                                                                               

8.                  Politics Re-Invented                                                                

9.                  Children                                                                                

10.              Justice                                                                                 

Exercises                                                                                       

II   The Protean Way                                                                   

Starting Point / Bringing Down the Giraffe                                             

11.              Crucible                                                                                

12.              Dexterity                                                                              

13.              Boundaries                                                                            

14.              Fallibility                                                                               

15.              Talents                                                                                 

16.              Reserve                                                                                

17.              Skin in the Game                                                          

18.              The Dark Side                                                                        

19.              Stories                                                                                 

20.              Passing Fire                                                                           

Exercises                                                                                        

 

III   Into the Fray                                                                       

Starting Point / The Mugwump Connection                                            

21.              Tension                                                                                

22.              Truth                                                                                   

23.              Estimations                                                                           

24.              Physics                                                                                

25.              Windows                                                                               

26.              Below                                                                                   

27.              Alignment                                                                              

28.              Rhythm                                                                                

29.              Breakdowns                                                                           

30.              Luck                                                                                    

Exercises                                                                                        

 

IV   The Paradoxical Role                                                              

 

Starting Point / Closure at Appomattox                                      

31.              Footprints                                                                   

32.              The Job                                                                                

33.              War and Peace                                                                      

34.              Opinions                                                                               

35.              Trust                                                                                   

36.              Tertium Quid                                                                         

37.              Trickery                                                                                

38.              Paradox                                                                                

39.              Chasms

40.              Heroes                                                                                 

Exercises                                                                                        

 

V    Practical Politics                                                                    

 

Starting Point /The Ghosts of Melos                                                    

41.              Power Up                                                                              

42.              Open Lines                                                                            

43.              High Touch                                                                           

44.              Bravado                                                                                

45.              Media                                                                                   

46.              Enemies                                                                                

47.              Grapevine                                                                    

48.              Bureaucracy                                                                          

49.              Loyalty                                                                                 

50.              Reputation                                                                            

Exercises                                                                                        

 

VI   Attacking Stubborn Problems                                                   

 

Starting Point / The Mann Gulch Fire                                          

51.              Changing Rules                                                                      

52.              Problematics                                                                          

53.              Diagnostics                                                                           

54.              Definitions                                                                   

55.              Contradictions                                                                       

56.              Gut Judgment                                                                        

57.              Gizmos                                                                                 

58.              New Ideas                                                                   

59.              Perimeters                                                                   

60.              Out-the-Door                                                                        

Exercises                                                                                        

 

VII  Creating and Managing Process                                                      

Starting Point / The Gang of Fourteen                                        

61.              Maps                                                                                    

62.              Names                                                                                  

63.              Midrange                                                                               

64.              Convening                                                                   

65.              Inventing a Forum                                                                  

66.              Respect                                                                                

67.              Both/And                                                                              

68.              The Heart of the Tension                                                         

69.              Success                                                                               

70.              Failure                                                                                  

Exercises                                                                                        

 

VIII Working Together                                                                            

Starting Point / The Ex-Comm                                                   

71.              Raw Material                                                                         

72.              Symbiosis                                                                              

73.              Mobilization                                                                           

74.              Reliability                                                                              

75.              Bricolage                                                                               

76.              Blends                                                                                  

77.              Assumptions                                                                          

78.              Designing                                                                              

79.              Ersatz Consent                                                                      

80.              Supplies                                                                                

Exercises                                                                                        

 

IX   Artful Communication                                                                       

Starting Point / Judge Sweat’s Whiskey Speech                             

81.              Courtesies                                                                             

82.              Channels                                                                              

83.              Signals                                                                                 

84.              Horse Gentling                                                                       

85.              Listen                                                                                  

86.              Persuasion                                                                   

87.              Food                                                                                    

88.              Emotions                                                                              

89.              Mirrors                                                                                 

90.              Precision Exercises                           

 

X    Joint Fact Finding                                                                           

Starting Point / Termites and Submarines

91.             Information                                                                                     

92.              Native Intelligence                  

93.              Multiple Perspectives                                   

94.              Jointly Owned Facts                                  

95.              A Forum that Fits the Fuss          

96.             Experts                                         

97.              Uncertainty                                                                           

98.              Knowledge from “Here” and “Away”                                            

99.              Risk                                                                                     

100.          Collective Wisdom                                                                  

Exercises                                                                                        

 

XI   Governing                                                                            

 

Starting Point /The Iroquois Confederates

101.          Contestations         

102.          Ossification                                                                           

103.          Slow Cooking                                                                         

104.          “S” – Curves                                                                          

105.          Rules                                                                                   

106.          Proxy Issues                                                                          

107.          Resilience                                                                    

108.          Confidence                                                                            

109.          The Muscular Middle                                                               

110.          Compacts                                                                              

Exercises                                                                                        

 

XII  Hatching Plans                                                                      

Starting Point / Seeing Tahiti                                                              

111.          Imperfection                                                                          

112.          Schemes                                                                              

113.          The Future                                                                            

114.          What You See                                                                       

115.          Hopes                                                                                  

116.          Concretes                                                                             

117.          Abstractions                                                                          

118.          Excess                                                                                 

119.          Confusions                                                                            

120.          Poundings                                                                             

Exercises                                                                                        

 

 

XIII Turbo-Charging Negotiation                                                     

 

Starting Point / Weapons and Sports Agents                                          

121.          Table of Interests                                                                  

122.          Principles                                                                              

123.          Deadlines                                                                              

124.          Gives and Takes                                                                     

125.          Satisfactions                                                                         

126.          Rituals                                                                                  

127.          Readiness                                                                             

128.          Invective                                                                              

129.          Dirty Tricks                                                                           

130.          The Deal                                                                               

Exercises  

 

XIV  Choreography

 

Starting Point / Dance Writing                                                            

131.          Repetitions                                                                            

132.          Charter                                                                                

133.          Push and Pull                                                                         

134.          Contingency                                                                          

135.          Caucus                                                                                 

136.          Draftsmanship                                                                        

137.          Conversation                                                                         

138.          Swiveling                                                                              

139.          Splitting                                                                               

140.          Cover                                                                                   

Exercises                                                                                        

 

XV  Beyond Gridlock                                                                    

 

Starting Point / A Samurai’s Quest                                                      

141.          Creativity                                                                              

142.          Bonds                                                                                   

143.          Beauty                                                                                 

144.          Refuge                                                                                  

145.          Appreciation                                                                          

146.          Reconciliation                                                                        

147.          Release                                                                                

148.          Community                                                                            

149.          Dignity                                                                                  

150.          Renewal                                                                                

Exercises                                                                                        

Suggested Readings                                                                     

End Notes





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