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Collaboration

Corporate 'Dugnad' -- CSR The Norwegian Way

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

Everyone in Norway knows the word "dugnad," and most of us are accustomed to the term 'dugnadsånd' (the spirit of dugnad). The dugnad tradition has been around for a long time.

The Leadership of We

Janine Garner | Posted 08.24.2015 | Business
Janine Garner

Every day we make choices about what to wear, what to eat, our mindset, whether to do that Bikram yoga class or that 5km run, what our big fat hairy audacious goals are for the day. We can also make a choice about the way we want to work and our own leadership style.

An Exclusive Interview With Anthony Magnetti, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

George Sifakis | Posted 08.19.2015 | Business
George Sifakis

Sunovion leads the way in advocacy and cross-sector collaborations focused on driving innovation and improvements in health care. During the intervie...

From Pizza to Punk: 5 Ways Leaders Make Meetings Work

Krish Ramakrishnan | Posted 08.13.2015 | Business
Krish Ramakrishnan

Here are five surprisingly simple ways today's most prominent and creative business leaders circumvent the meeting doldrums to get the job done.

How Engineers Want to Work with Product Managers

Brian de Haaff | Posted 08.11.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Engineers want to build the product. They do not want to manage it. So, you can see why a good product manager is an engineer's dream come true. They empower the engineers on their team to build things that matter by setting clear and comprehensive goals, strategy, and initiatives.

Want to Lead a Good Meeting? Begin With Facilitative Presence!

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Presence, I have come to realize, is the doorway to all things meaningful -- the bridge between what is and what can be.

The Case for Collaboration Days

Heather Wolpert-Gawron | Posted 08.10.2015 | Education
Heather Wolpert-Gawron

Without targeted collaboration time, teachers are less prepared to help their clientele, and for this reason, more and more schools and districts are adjusting their schedules to allow weekly collaboration days for their teachers. This necessary time isn't a spontaneous decision.

Great Leaders Don't Have Followers: They Collaborate

Don Tapscott | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business
Don Tapscott

Command-and-control leadership worked well with command-and-control computing and command-and-control business. That's not how technology is modeled anymore, and increasingly not how business is done. Why should we keep the old ideas about leadership?

Top 10 Reasons to Go to France

Patricia Zohn | Posted 08.13.2015 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

The French have been reading the tea leaves. Despite or perhaps because of recent violence, there seemed a new spirit of generosity towards tourists, if not to migrants. So many Americans are trooping off to art fairs. Why not also visit the most exciting performance festivals, many in France, which have a multicultural, often political, contemporary perspective? And a spate of private, hidden-away sites has also opened to the public which document the intensity of the lives and work of artists.

Compromising Positions

Mallory Stevens | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics
Mallory Stevens

There are four basic ways people can deal with conflict at different times - competition, avoidance, accommodation and collaborative problem-solving. These strategies depend on the level of concern people in dispute have for their own outcome vis-à-vis the other party's outcome. (It's called the Dual Concern Model.)

Collaboration is Cumulative

Tamsin Smith | Posted 07.23.2015 | Impact
Tamsin Smith

Questions about the future -- how we not only navigate it, but lead it responsibly -- require us to look backwards and to look around in the present, as well as to look forward. If we fail to respect each other, how can we expect the future to be kind?

What Buddhist Monk Matthieu Ricard Has To Say About Saving The Planet

Mark Tercek | Posted 07.22.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

Renowned Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard believes we similarly should cultivate our ability to care and show compassion -- not only in our personal lives, but professionally, too.

Paul Gaudio: On the United Creative Force

Renata M. Black | Posted 07.24.2015 | Impact
Renata M. Black

Paradigm Shifters is a series of interviews with a select group of women and men from eclectic walks of life. It will highlight unspoken, real life in...

Collaboration

Darden Smith | Posted 07.17.2015 | Arts
Darden Smith

When I started out as a singer/songwriter, the last thing I wanted to do was collaborate. I saw it as a sign of weakness, the inability to do it on your own. My musical heroes were all solo artists - people like Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Guy Clark, John Prine - one man alone in the spotlight. They were like Marlboro Men with guitars.

Three Lessons From a Hero-Building Entrepreneur

John Bowen | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
John Bowen

As entrepreneurs, we don't want to just grow our businesses -- we want to grow them exponentially. That's why I love seeking out advice from the top serial entrepreneurs: business owners who have built one successful company after another after another.

The Future of Work and Importance of Digital Proficiency

Vala Afshar | Posted 07.14.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

The future of work is going to be the ability to make decisions on what to do, and what not to do, based on near real-time ubiquitous access to relevant and actionable information. The future of work will require a lot more intelligence built into our software tools.

With vs. For

Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC

When I work with people, I never consider them working "for" me, or me working "for" them, but "with" me as part of a team. I now understand why I've been met, time and again, with disappointment or frustration.

5 Steps to Flawless Documentation and Job Manuals

Danny Wong | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business
Danny Wong

One of the most valuable pieces of intellectual property an employee can develop within an organization is his or her own job manual.

5 Tips for Creating a Beautiful Product Roadmap

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

As Product Managers, building roadmaps is a crucial part of our job. Yet most of us still use outdated tools for roadmapping -- Excel, PowerPoint, wikis, etc.-- to try and keep several teams on track toward the same goals. It's painful. The good news is that there's a better way.

3 Secret Weapons for Handling Internal Conflicts

Danny Wong | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business
Danny Wong

To foster a good and harmonious work environment that champions collaboration and is free of discord, here are three important things that will improve the way all your team members react to conflicts.

How Family Law Attorneys Tend to Think, Part VI

Mark Baer | Posted 06.19.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

A great many of my family law attorney colleagues believe that mediation only works under such narrow circumstances, that almost no cases are appropriately suitable for it. They believe that mediation is only effective in family law cases under the following circumstances.

Global Teamwork Critical for Solving Ivory Crisis

Mark Tercek | Posted 06.19.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

It's not enough to simply ramp up enforcement against elephant poachers. We must attack the illegal ivory trade from all sides of the issue -- supply and demand, online and on the ground.

Relationship Capital: The Fuel for Your Marketing Machine

John Bowen | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
John Bowen

By building and harnessing the power of your relationships, you'll have a sustainable edge over the competition that can take your business to the next level.

Valuing Nature: Q&A With Gretchen Daily

Mark Tercek | Posted 06.16.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

Gretchen's organization, the Natural Capital Project (Nat Cap), develops practical approaches for valuing nature (that are available as free software) and works with governments, businesses, NGOs and community groups to make things happen. Gretchen and I recently discussed her work and vision for the future.

Tom Clancy 'Under Fire,' a Conversation With Grant Blackwood

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.15.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Grant Blackwood co-authored Dead or Alive with Tom Clancy, The Kill Switch with James Rollins, and The Fargo Adventure Series with Clive Cussler. Under Fire is Grant's first solo Tom Clancy book in the Jack Ryan, Jr. series.