The Challenge I believe that in order to create a better world for everyone we need to become better at working together and in order to unlock our collective potential we need radically better ways to learn. With that in mind the Learning Paths System is a new way to structure learning programs. Why is … Continue reading A new operating system for learning
(This is a short note about something I found useful in my role as a manager and coach at 9LivesData.) Project Aristotle was a research project conducted by Google. The goal of the project was to find what attributes of a team contributed the most to it's effectiveness. The project found that the key factors of team effectiveness are: … Continue reading What does Google know about teams?
(This is a short note about something I found useful in my role as a manager and coach at 9LivesData.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uMav-QpuG0 Notes: teams are much better than individuals at solving complex tasks individual or maximal intelligence of group members matters less than collective intelligence and there is no correlation between individual and collective intelligence social perceptiveness and evenness of … Continue reading Paweł Brodziński on Collective Intelligence
Emotional intelligence and co-feeling There are two distinct aspects of empathy: noticing and understanding feelings (your own and in others) feeling what the other person feels, co-feeling I believe understanding feelings is almost always useful while co-feeling is not necessary for compassion and "can sometimes lead to stupid or unethical decisions". Compassion "Compassion is the response to the suffering of others … Continue reading A Note on Empathy and Compassion
Sometimes there are decisions to be made in a team and sometimes we don't all agree on what to do. If the discussion is dragging on it's easy to just vote on it and move on. For a high-performance team this is a mistake. If you want everyone to remain fully commited to the success … Continue reading When making decisions as a team aim for soft consensus
The trouble with feedback I have mixed feelings about feedback. In my own life I have grown tremendously by accepting direct feedback from people I trust and respect. On the other hand I hate it when someone uses a demeaning label on me and expects me to be grateful for the opportunity to improve. I … Continue reading How to get good feedback
The first topic is a simple but powerful model that has helped me greatly. Now it can also help you, so without further ado: Are people listening to what you have to say? How often do you try to convince someone with your superior logic only to have them ignore your obvious wisdom? The method … Continue reading How to speak so that others listen