Episode 61: Collaboration and Leadership

Feb 9, 2022

What makes a country…GREAT.

In looking at this pandemic meets economic question mark, I’ve definitely been preoccupied with that idea. It’s easy for some of us to look to countries like China and say “daaaang. They really know how to pandemic. Why can’t we do that?!?” But does that mean China is the best country in general? I would argue not…but I’m also biased.

But shifting gears, is America the greatest? We certainly have the strongest military. We have a pretty strong economy (well…for now). We celebrate the individual and I would argue that’s a good thing. But when it comes to situations that require social cohesion…we often flounder.

How can we integrate both individualism alongside social cohesion? The answer, so far as I can tell, is with good leadership.

In this episode, I talk about social determination theory, motivation, and research surrounding what makes a good leader and what kinds of leaders are able to both hold the space for each person’s autonomy while also facilitating collaboration.