In this keynote address, Shane Snow will change the way you think about people, progress, and collaboration. Shane takes audiences on a rollicking adventure, revealing the secrets of the world’s most successful teams and coalitions in history.
You’ll learn about the surprising factor behind most failed mergers and marriages; how a certain method of fighting is more useful than brainstorming; how leveraging “cognitive diversity” helps groups outmatch competitors; the science of becoming open-minded—and the outsize effect it has on group success; and the counter-intuitive truths about becoming better team players ourselves.
The audience will walk away from this keynote with a framework for thinking differently about teamwork:
- Cognitive Diversity: How two heads can only be better than one if they think differently in the right ways.
- Cognitive Friction: How all the smarts (and Cognitive Diversity) in the world doesn't do us any good if we don't actually mash our ideas together and the new rules for productive debate.
- Intellectual Humility: How high-potential teams only harness Cognitive Diversity and Friction when they exercise Intellectual Humility, the #1 meta-skill for tomorrow's leaders.
The Dream Teams formula: Cognitive Diversity + Cognitive Friction + Intellectual Humility = Breakthrough Teamwork