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Analyzing Effective Leaders: Why Extraverts Are Not Always the Most Successful Bosses - Knowledge@Wharton
In fact, introverted leaders can be more effective than extraverts in certain circumstances. The determining factor is who leaders are managing, according to Grant and co-authors Francesca Gino of Harvard Business School and David Hofmann of the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School. Their paper, forthcoming in the Academy of Management Journal, is titled "Reversing the Extraverted Leadership Advantage: The Role of Employee Proactivity."
work  management  leadership  personality  introvert  extravert  teamwork  organization  psychology 
december 2010 by tsuomela
EconPapers: Teams Make You Smarter: Learning and Knowledge Transfer in Auctions and Markets by Teams and Individuals
Abstract: We study the impact of team decision making on market behavior and its consequences for subsequent individual performance in the Wason selection task, the single-most studied reasoning task. We reformulated the task in terms of “assets” in a market context. Teams of traders learn the task’s solution faster than individuals and achieve this with weaker, less specific, performance feedback. Some teams even perform better than the best individuals. The experience of team decision-making in the market also creates positive knowledge spillovers for post–market individual performance in solving new Wason tasks, implying that team experiences enhance individual problem-solving skills.
economics  teamwork  intelligence  groups  social-cognition  cognition 
august 2010 by tsuomela
News: The Aging of Science - Inside Higher Ed
What if key elements of science policy are based on patterns of discovery that no longer exist?

That's the question behind a paper released Monday by the National Bureau of Economic Research. The paper -- by Benjamin Jones, associate professor of management at Northwestern University -- argues that science has changed in key ways. Specifically, it argues that the age at which researchers are able to make breakthroughs has advanced, and that scientists are parts of increasingly larger teams, encouraging narrow specialization. Yet, he argues, science policy (or a lot of it) continues to assume the possibility if not desirability of breakthroughs by a lone young investigator.
science  sts  sociology  discovery  generation  age  success  collaboration  teamwork  scale  economics 
may 2010 by tsuomela
The No-Stats All-Star - NYTimes.com
another Michael Lewis sport profile, a la Moneyball. Let's apply statistics to basketball !
sports  basketball  statistics  by(MichaelLewis)  stardom  fame  success  teamwork  team-building  skills  innovation 
february 2009 by tsuomela

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