The book of the month is…
Rebel Ideas: The power ofthinking differently, written by Matthew Syed.
This book examines the power of ‘cognitive diversity’ – the ability to think differently about the world around us. It explains how to harness our unique perspectives, pool our collective intelligence and tackle the greatest challenges of our age – from climate change to terrorism.
Be open minded
Rebel Ideas is a fascinating journey through the science of team performance. It draws on psychology, economics, anthropology and genetics, and takes lessons from a dazzling range of case-studies, including the catastrophic intelligence failings of the CIA before 9/11, a communication breakdown at the top of Mount Everest, and a moving tale of deradicalization in America’s deep South.
Cultivate innovative thinking
Too often the promotion of diversity passes through concepts linked to compliance with the law, or a climate of “politically correct” which does not always benefit organizations. Syed instead manages to connect Diversity and Performance in a simple and captivating way, tracing a new paradigm of the very success of humanity as a “shared intelligence” that has been able to treasure its own diversity.
Improve team communication
A must read for anyone (not only managers)! It really manages to give a very interesting overview also thanks to the many anecdotes present in the text, which illustrate the theories well, and to the great bibliographic and scientific support.
Surround yourself with diverse people
Interested in learning more? Why not watching the summary ➡️ here