Closing Keynote, Dario Nardi (3 of 3 speakers)
Dario Nardi, Ph.D., is a fellow at the University of California Los Angeles. From 1998 to 2011, he taught computing, complexity theory, group dynamics, and a blend of these: computer modeling and simulation of social systems. He has won teaching awards for “Innovative Use of Technology in the Classroom” and was named UCLA’s 2011 Distinguished Teacher of the Year.
His academic background includes engineering, linguistics, and creative writing. Dario has been a Myers-Briggs personality type certified presenter, trainer, and author since 1994. His publications include Neuroscience of Personality: Brain-Savvy Insights, 8 Keys to Self-Leadership, 16 Personality Types: Descriptions for Self-Discovery, Quick Guide to the 16 Personality Types in Organizations and Character and Personality Type: Discovering Your Uniqueness.
Dario is the founder and president of Radiance House, a books and media publishing company. For the past six years, Dario has conducted hands-on neuroimaging using EEG technology, with a focus on lines to personality, sociality, and skills development.
Cultures, Brain, and Personalities – Insights for Teams
How can we all better program together? Culture, cognition, and career choice all contribute to one’s brain development. And when we know how the brain works, our human OS, we have more leverage over ourselves.
In this lab, Dario Nardi studies people’s brain activity as they engage in various tasks, including socializing, creativity, and work. While we are equipped with a similar toolkit, as individuals we have favorite tools. Which tools we use – and how we utilize them together – depend on culture, personality, and career choice. Moreover, people who favor similar brain patterns seem to communicate and work well together. Thus, teams face extra challenges when they are composed of different cultures, personalities, and career skills. Fortunately, we can now assess how a person’s brain works and chart a team’s cognitive strengths and pitfalls. We can locate linkages to smooth teamwork and foster resonance.
Dario Nardi will provide an overview of key insights about teams and brains and offer some advice to help us get and stay on the same wavelength.