Cognitive studies offer us clear evidence as to why we are often such bad collaborators. Nearly 50 percent of our thoughts are aimless. We are not deeply conscious of others around us. We need to train our minds to become effective collaborators.
In today's lesson, philanthropist Jeff Walker uses the analogy of playing in a jazz band to illustrate the mental state that people need to enter into in order to collectively solve problems. This can be accomplished in a number of ways and settings. And yet, ultimately, Walker says, individuals need to take responsibility for becoming more conscious of those around them.