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Allow These Two Olympic Runners to Demonstrate the Motivational Powers of Belonging to a Team

New York Magazine: Over the long weekend, NBC aired what is essentially the Super Bowl of American running: the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. Distance running is typically thought of as an individual sport, but the race also happened to inadvertently demonstrate a concept that’s recently been explored in the scientific literature More

The Secret of Building Successful Teams

Successful organizations depend on successful teamwork, and according to Arizona State University psychological scientist Nancy J. Cooke what you think you know about teamwork is probably wrong;  creating a high-performing team is about much more than simply trying to recruit the best and the brightest (which research shows can backfire More