The Adaptation Advantage: Let Go, Learn Fast, and Thrive in the Future of Work
Experiment 1: The Cookie Monster
From a group of three people, one is randomly selected to lead. They receive four cookies to share. Each takes a cookie. Almost every time, the leader took the remaining cookie. When a person feels powerful, they stop caring what people think and lose their sense of empathy, fairness and collaboration. It is not surprising, therefore, that CEOs consistently score lower on Emotional Intelligence (EQ) tests. Leaders must learn to let go of the cookie.