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Many highly cooperative groups use language to reinforce their interdependence.
For example, navy pilots returning to aircraft carriers do not “land" but are “recovered." Groups at Pixar do not offer “notes" on early versions of films; they “plus" them by offering solutions to problems.
These might seem like small semantic differences, but they matter because they continually highlight the cooperative, interconnected nature of the work and reinforce the group’s shared identity.
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Leaders should ask their group members for specific feedback in 3 areas:
Being vulnerable does not mean indiscriminately sharing fears and shortcomings. Instead, it means specifically being honest about your concerns about a project. Sharing vulnerability can also mean taking an honest look at how things went.
You might think the success of a team depends on the individual team members’ skills. However, to a great extent it depends on 5 specific factors that can predict with accuracy how well a team will perform:
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