If You Want To Lead, You Need To Embrace The Basic Human Need For Status

Greg Satell
6 min readMay 18, 2024
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Scientists have long found that our brains evolved to accommodate more social relationships. For example, the British anthropologist Robin Dunbar’s research suggests that the optimal group size for humans is 150, significantly larger than other primates. Throughout history, humans have developed hierarchies to help us to collaborate on complex tasks.

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Greg Satell

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