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Mel Brooks and Group Flow January 27, 2012

Posted by keithsawyer in New research.
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What can comedian Mel Brooks teach us about “group flow”?

Group flow is a state of peak performance, when a group is in sync and creative ideas are flowing. I’ve just published an article in a magazine edited at the University of California, Berkeley, called Greater Good. The article summarizes the ten keys to group flow (as originally presented in my 2007 book Group Genius). Visit the full article or take a quick look at the ten here:

1. A compelling, shared goal

2. Close listening

3. Use “yes, and…” to keep it moving forward

4. Complete concentration and full attention

5. A sense of being in control

6. Blending egos

7. Equal participation

8. Familiarity

9. Constant, spontaneous communication

10. The potential for failure

 

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