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The New Science of Building Great Teams


Managers have long believed that building high-performance teams is an art — not a science. But new research from MIT’s Human Performance Dynamics Laboratory has identified the factors that characterize high-performing teams. These factors are observable, quantifiable, and measurable. The leading man behind the research is Alex “Sandy” Pentland. He is a professor at MIT, the director of MIT’s Human Dynamics Laboratory and theRead the Rest…

Maximising Rewards & Minimising Threats

rewards and threats

Dr. David Rock, author and CEO of the NeuroLeadership Group, developed a model that summarises important discoveries from neuroscience about the way people interact socially. It is simple to understand and therefore simple to remember. It is known as the SCARF model (Rock, 2008). The model is built on three central ideas: The brain treats many social threats and rewards with the same intensity as physicalRead the Rest…

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