How Leaderless Groups End Up with Leaders

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  • the brain activity of leaders and followers is more highly synchronized than the brain activity between followers and followers
  • Most (nine out of 11) of the external judges chose the same group leaders that the participants themselves chose
  • found that leader-initiated communication induced greater coherence and synchrony than did follower-initiated communication
  • the degree of synchrony was associated with the quality of communication skills mentioned above.
  • The researchers found that one could predict leaders after 23 seconds by looking at the synchrony data alone, because leaders induced much greater coherence
  • The synchronization occurred during verbal communication, but not during nonverbal communication or periods of silence
  • It’s not how much you communicate. It’s how well you communicate
  • The greater the quality, the greater the coherence and synchrony with followers
  • It’s your verbal skills, not your nonverbal skills, that matter when making decisions
  • it is important for leaders to start conversations with a view to developing synchrony with followers
  • Finding common ground and a means for connection is important and can result in a higher level of coherence
  • In decision making, your synchrony, not your authority, is what matters
  • Leaders would benefit from setting time aside to anticipate how their decisions will impact others
  • social synchrony is disturbed when people are threatened
  • for leaders to be perceived as leaders, they need to be in touch with their followers emotionally, understand their points of view, and address threats that disrupt cooperation

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