The Psychology of ‘Networked Thinking’ on Google Plus



Google+ has changed how I think. I now think in a way that is far more about ‘networked thinking’ than I ever did before. But what does that mean? Well, since joining Google+ I feel that I’ve moved from being focused on ‘outcomes’ along, to an attitude of ‘how can I help?’ This I believe is a key element to ‘networked thinking’.
Being part of a network forces you (yes ‘forces’ you) to be more supportive of others as self interest alone will lead to people feeling that they are not ‘getting a fair deal’.
Would you like to know more? Well, instead of writing out all the details I thought I would create this post as a video course for you using the content from Thomas Power and Bob Barker and their tool called LeadORS.

First things first. Here is an introduction to what it is all about…

1. Introduction to Leadors

Next: just click ‘read more’, take the quick quiz and you too will see which of the profiles match your online approach – most people have found it to be profoundly accurate.

An overview of all 8 leadORS profiles

Next, take a look at the 8 profiles…

ORS – a Friend
As someone who is Open, Random and Supportive (ORS), you are inclined to be free-flowing, accepting and supportive of those around you.

CRS – a Manager
Someone who is Closed, Random and Supportive, (CRS) tends to be reluctant to promote themselves online but that does not necessarily mean that they are closed to the Internet.

OSC – a Mentor
Someone who is Open, Selective and Controlling (OSC), tends to exhibit an open mind and are careful with what they choose to hear and share. They like to gain control of people and situations.

CRC – an Engineer
Someone who is Closed, Random and Controlling (CRC) tends to be reluctant to reveal themselves online but is accepting of new data insights. They may seek to control others and situations around them, using the information and knowledge you generate from the Internet. Often keen to game systems.

ORC – a Scout
Someone who is Open, Random and Controlling (ORC) tend to be free-flowing online and accepting of most things. They tend to seek control of others and situations, using the online data they receive.

CSC – a Chief
Someone who is Closed, Selective and Controlling (CSC) tends to be closed about themselves, choosy or skeptical about the data they absorb. These people are direct opposites of the behavior of the social web, which can lead them to control people and situations. They are often skeptical about the role or value, the internet can play in their own lives.

CSS – an Analyst
Someone who is Closed, Selective and Supportive (CSS) tends to keep themselves to themselves online and are selective of new data insights. They also have a natural desire to be helpful and supportive to those around them.

OSS – a Guide
Someone who is Open, Selective and Supportive (OSS) tends to present an open mind online but are selective about what they hear and share. These people have a desire to support others, regardless of their situation or predicament.

Ok, you are getting the idea now…

So it is time to take the test if you haven’t done already!

Simply click here:

Then look at the video that relates to which ever one the test gives as an indication:

leadORS Insight ORS – Friend

leadORS Insight – The Scout ORC

leadORS Insight The Guide – OSS

leadORS Insight The Chief – CSC

leadORS Insight The Manager – CRS

leadORS insights The Engineer – CRC

leadORS insights The Analyst – CSS

leadORS Insights The Mentor – OSC

LeadORS with Thomas Power, interviewed by Martin Shervington

Hopefully you can now see what this great tool is all about! Enjoy the journey.