YOUniversity Shane Snow

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DC Improv 1140 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20036Google Map

When

September 12, 2018 4:00 - 7:00pm

DREAM TEAMS: WORKING TOGETHER WITHOUT FALLING APART

Why do so many partnerships and groups break down—and why do a select few break through spectacularly?

We all know that the best teams are more than the sum of their parts, but collaboration so often fails to fulfill this promise. Studies and statistics reveal unambiguously that individuals consistently outperform teams in terms of efficiency and creativity.

Then there are the teams that defy the odds. This book is about those Dream Teams: the creative agencies, rap groups, social movements and ragtag armies that manage to pull off amazing things together, far beyond what any individual could do. Shane Snow takes us on an adventure through history, neuroscience, psychology and business to reveal what separates groups that simply manage to get by from those that get better together.

Drawing on the history of pioneering women in the FBI and law enforcement, Snow explains how to leverage team members’ diverse perspectives and experiences. He reveals why DaimlerChrysler, one of the biggest mergers of all time, flopped, while the Wu-Tang Clan succeeded—and the one factor that predicts failed mergers, marriages and partnerships. Through the example of the Wright Brothers, he teaches partners and groups how to fight with one another productive and he dissects great social movements throughout history to decode the science of becoming open-minded, from the integration of Jews into Argentinean society, to the acceptance of gay rights in America.

ALL ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE A COPY OF DREAM TEAMS!


ABOUT SHANE SNOW

Shane Snow is an award-winning journalist, celebrated entrepreneur, bestselling author of Smartcuts, and the co-author of The Storytelling Edge. He is co-founder of the content technology company Contently, and has helped out gun traffickers and gender discrimination as a founder and board member of The Hatch Institute for Investigative Journalism.

Snow’s writing has appeared in Fast Company, Wired, and The New Yorker. He’s a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and has been called a “Wunderkind” by The New York Times, a “Digital Maverick” by Details, and his work “Insanely addicting” by GQ—though he wishes they had been talking about his abs.


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So why is American so out of touch? In stark contrast to these balanced regimes, Americans continue to pander through the workday. We extend our hours, snack on sad desk lunches, and forgo vacation to get ahead. But science says there’s a fatal flaw in our system…

Today, 70 percent of the American workforce is disengaged. The rat race mentality has left us sleepwalking through life — and it’s time to wake up. Join Joe Mechlinski, New York Times Bestselling author and speaker, as he introduces science into the great work debate. Joe will show you how to become better in tune with your three brains (head, heart, and gut) to help reshape your thinking, motivation, and behaviors to find greater fulfillment at work.


ABOUT JOE MECHLINSKI, Founder and CEO, SHIFT

Joe Mechlinski is a New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and social entrepreneur who believes that an engaged workforce is the key to unlocking human potential. Driven by his deep-rooted passion for building mission-driven cultures, Joe founded SHIFT, a collective of businesses spanning consulting, executive membership, and venture capitalism united by their common mission to revolutionize workforce engagement and transform the world.

His latest book, Shift The Work, focuses on this very idea. Filled with actionable strategies and inspiring true stories, Shift The Work reveals the revolutionary science behind employee engagement and how readers can use the brains in their head, heart, and gut to transform their workplaces and lives, for the better.

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When

September 12, 2018 4:00 - 7:00pm

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DC Improv 1140 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20036Google Map

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