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July 22, 2018

Published back in 2009, this article summarizes the findings of social neuroscience and makes the case for just how important being accepted and feeling socially well connected is to an individual. Yes, that also means at the workplace! When leaders make people feel good about themselves, clearly communicate their expectations, give employees latitude to make decisions, support people’s efforts to build good relationships, and treat the whole organization fairly, it prompts a reward response. Others in the organization become more effective, more open to ideas, and more creative. David uses hi...

December 4, 2017

Humans evolved in social hierarchies, and, as a result, we have significant cognitive resources devoted to identifying and then empowering potential leaders. Toxic leaders, like overly sweet deserts, might seem delicious in theory, but the results can leave a bad taste in the mouth. In his blog post, David Rock reveals what might seem attractive in a person at first sight and fools us to cede more leadership to him or her than we should. Read more...

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