Leadership Lab

Using SCARF to lead a high-performing business

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... how to use SCARF to improve the performance and mental wellbeing of everyone in your business. And we will show you how to use the same techniques with your customers and other stakeholders so that your leadership status is reinforced, and you grow with greater certainty.


Be better leaders and co-work with others more effectively with the use of neurosciences


The SCARF model was first mentioned in 2008 by David Rock in his article „SCARF: Brain-Based Model for Collaborating With and Influencing Others “. SCARF is the acronym for five key “domains“ that affect our behavior in social situations:

-        Status -how important are we to others

-        Certainty – how capable we are to predict the future

-        Autonomy – whether we have enough space for work

-        Relatedness – what is our position in the team

-        Fairness – whether we are all equal


These are basic instinctive behaviors that will trigger strong emotional reaction in the five areas of human social experience mentioned above. Reactions in our brain can be related to the feeling of threat or satisfaction. It is a vicious circle. If we feel threatened, both physically or socially, the release of cortisol in our brain affects our thinking so that we have the feeling we cannot think clearly and the stress and fear graduates from that. The reverse situation is the feeling brought by praise. Dopamine in our brain is being released and we want more of that feeling of success.  

During the training you will hear more about the SCARF model, practice examples and its utilization. We will also show you how to use it in practice. SCARF can be used by anyone who a team of at least two. Based on its principles we can build our children´s upbringing but it can also be used in any social interaction.


Patrik Schober, Managing Partner PRAM Consulting will guide you through the training.


Register at leadershiplab@pram.cz.