The Social Brain
This TED lecture is not only informative and fascinating, it's also so relevant to the power of DrawSuccess and how it helps players develop their "superpowers!"
How it relates to DrawSuccess:
- The "secret to being smarter, happier and more productive"
- The impact of emotion and socialization on learning
- The implications of this message regarding bullying and social exclusion
- The value of connection
- Social vs. Analytical thinking: The social brain learns better than the analytical brain!
- The message about leadership "styles" – and the immense value of social skills in being a great leader
- Guess what percent of leaders score high on having a result focus AND social skills? LESS THAN 1%!
- Quote: "We're not giving them the social skills training they need to get there!"
- "Mind reading" and alertness (DrawSuccess Sun cards!)
- How sharing and teaching others influences learning
- The urgent, critical need to appreciate our "social superpowers"
- Quote: "In the classroom, being social is treated as the enemy of learning, but it turns out that if you learn in order to teach someone else, you learn better than you learn in order to take a test."
- Quote: "Social skills are a multiplier:.. If we're really connected on a team, each of us will work to complement the strengths and weaknesses of one another on the team."
- Quote: "Because of the social brain's wiring, when you praise an employee's performance, you're doing the same thing to their brain's reward system a raise would do."
- Quote: "If we want future generations to be smarter, happier, and more productive we need to be teaching them about their social superpowers from a very young age… You might not be able to explain to your kids why they need to learn algebra, but there is no question that strengthening their and understanding these social superpowers will help our children for their entire lives."
Neuroscientist Matthew Lieberman explains that through his studies he’s learned that our kryptonite is ignoring the importance of our social superpowers and by building on our social intuition, we can make ourselves smarter, happier, and more productive. In this TEDx Talk, Lieberman explores groundbreaking research in social neuroscience that reveals that our need to connect with other people is even more fundamental than our need for food or shelter and that the social pain and pleasure we experience has just as much impact as physical pain and pleasure.