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Building an optimized team? Incorporate all 4 mindsets

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The Hershey Company CEO Michele Buck, when asked about how they’ve driven transformation and strong results, recently said:

“I looked across the organization, and I saw people who had shown evidence of having an ability to… to see the future and see where trends were headed, to really think about what some of our greatest strengths were as a company, and how we might fully leverage them.

There were people who epitomized some of the greatest strengths in our culture, and were really respected by the organization.

I looked at some of those folks, and many of them were not at the very top executive level, and I really pulled them up and then put them into a group… And made sure that we listened to their thinking on this, because I think a lot of times those really disruptive thinkers can get shut down.

And then also ๐™ฅ๐™–๐™ž๐™ง๐™š๐™™ ๐™จ๐™ค๐™ข๐™š ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™›๐™ค๐™ก๐™ ๐™จ ๐™ฌ๐™๐™ค ๐™ฌ๐™š๐™ง๐™š ๐™™๐™ž๐™จ๐™ง๐™ช๐™ฅ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ก๐™ ๐™จ ๐™ฌ๐™๐™ค ๐™ฌ๐™š๐™ง๐™š ๐™ง๐™š๐™–๐™ก๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™–๐™ข๐™–๐™ฏ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™š๐™ญ๐™š๐™˜๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ง๐™จ, ๐™—๐™š๐™˜๐™–๐™ช๐™จ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™š๐™ง ๐™ค๐™› ๐™๐™–๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™จ๐™ค๐™ข๐™š๐™—๐™ค๐™™๐™ฎ ๐™ฌ๐™๐™คโ€™๐™จ ๐™– ๐™ง๐™š๐™–๐™ก๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™—๐™ž๐™œ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ ๐™š๐™ง ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฅ๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ข ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™จ๐™ค๐™ข๐™š๐™—๐™ค๐™™๐™ฎ ๐™ฌ๐™๐™คโ€™๐™จ ๐™Ÿ๐™ช๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™š๐™ญ๐™˜๐™š๐™ก๐™ก๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ข๐™ข๐™š๐™ง๐™˜๐™ž๐™–๐™ก ๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ง๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ง ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™—๐™š ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™ง๐™š๐™™๐™ž๐™—๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™ซ๐™–๐™ก๐™ช๐™–๐™—๐™ก๐™š in not only getting the great ideas, but then making sure that we have the right plans to execute them flawlessly.”

Michelle is citing half the neuroscience-based equation for an optimized, high performance team.

In addition to the ‘Explorer’ and ‘Doer’ mindsets she describes, two more additions make for total effectiveness (both of which were likely present in the special teams she describes)…

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