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Collaboration

Down the Talent Drain: Where Are All the Female Leaders?

Janine Garner | Posted 03.19.2015 | Business
Janine Garner

The increasing influence of women is challenging us all to adapt and realign ourselves to the needs of a new society. Engaging women in the workplace, especially at the leadership level, is an essential part of the new collaborative economy.

Speak Up, Influence, Change the Game!

Janine Garner | Posted 03.17.2015 | Business
Janine Garner

Whether we are paving our own entrepreneurial path, following a corporate career dream, raising a family or continually learning to be the best we can be, the impact that we can have on those immediately around us and the decisions being made is significant and should never be underestimated.

Book Excerpt: Message Not Received

Phil Simon | Posted 03.07.2015 | Books
Phil Simon

Business communication is broken, and it's high time that we fix it. A glut of e-mail and jargon make it nearly impossible to understand what's going ...

Thoughts on the Future of Productivity: An Interview with Brent Frei

Phil Simon | Posted 03.03.2015 | Business
Phil Simon

If it seems like there's an app for everything these days, you're right. What's the perfect or right tool?

Meet Jon Vein: A Collaborative Leader

Tracy Crossley | Posted 02.26.2015 | Business
Tracy Crossley

His collaborative approach requires self-awareness that many leaders lack. Jon defines it as having the capacity to accurately perceive and adapt to the emotions of his subordinates, while using his own emotions to guide his thinking and overcome challenges.

Get Your Game Plan On

Janine Garner | Posted 02.20.2015 | Business
Janine Garner

It's up to you to be willing to connect with others that are aligned and supportive of your dream; those that are willing to ideate collectively to make the magic happen and enable your dream to come alive.

Millennials Want Video and Flexibility as Part of Better Work Experience

Daniel Newman | Posted 02.18.2015 | Business
Daniel Newman

For brands there may be no bigger conundrum than to figure out how to appeal to the Millennial Generation. It's without a doubt that marketers, sales leaders, and CEOs are spending countless hours trying to figure out how to appeal to this oft-misunderstood generation.

Conflict On The Surface: An Excerpt from 'The Orbital Perspective'

Ron Garan | Posted 02.18.2015 | Science
Ron Garan

There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth, only crewmates, and we all have a responsibility to mind the ship and take care of our crew-mates. In fact, when we pull back temporally and look at long-term effects, it becomes apparent that we must collaborate, for the survival of life on Earth.

True Leadership Colors

Janine Garner | Posted 02.10.2015 | Business
Janine Garner

We need leaders who are so comfortable in the space that they have the strength to lead and share, to learn and grow, who are actively curious and willing to give.

Turing: The Myth of the Heroic Soloist

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business
Margaret Heffernan

I fully appreciate that the narrative of the heroic soloists is easier to write and dramatize; it just isn't true. Great achievements invariably require the collaboration of other smart, engaged, vibrant minds. To suggest otherwise flies in the face of fact and justice.

The Landlord Philanthropist

Steven Crandell | Posted 02.05.2015 | Business
Steven Crandell

The idea of a philanthropic landlord is a mind-bending oxymoron. But the man who turned commercial real estate into a tool for philanthropy says the basic concept is simple.

Lead With Agility Not Lethargy

Janine Garner | Posted 02.03.2015 | Business
Janine Garner

The comfort zone takes over as your business benchmark. It may feel like you are breathing easy, but ultimately? This is not going to end up as a success story, for you, your profit margin, or your team.

Passion Creates a Bonanza of Breakthrough Innovations

Soren Petersen | Posted 02.03.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

The combination of learning and testing though crowdsourcing and design science research builds strong team competencies such as, risk-attitude, adaptability, grit, and a useful social network.

Is Your Boss an Empty Suit?

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.28.2015 | Business
Craig Newmark

Your first task after getting inside might be to determine if the boss is an "empty suit," looking good and projecting confidence and that's it. Then you decide if the culture is a fit for you.

Let Curiosity Back Into the Concert Hall

Dan Visconti | Posted 01.26.2015 | Arts
Dan Visconti

Reaching new audiences requires reaching outside of oneself, and beyond the conventional way of doing things. So at Fifth House Ensemble, we're always looking to collaborate with people who bring their own, unique talents to the table.

Gates Annual Letter's Big 2030 Health Goals: How Do We Get Them Done?

Jeffrey Walker | Posted 03.25.2015 | Impact
Jeffrey Walker

We see the most effective way to reach these goals is to put authentic, humble, and proactive cause-based collaboration at the center of how we work. We've seen this work well in the case of malaria.

What the World Needs From You in 2015

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

Here are my thoughts on what the world needs right now and how you can step up to make things better in 2015...

Start Your Engines: Be Part of the 5 Percent Club

Janine Garner | Posted 03.15.2015 | Business
Janine Garner

Success is a lonely journey if you do it by yourself. Those who do stand by themselves rapidly realize that, and also miss out on that amazing cross-pollination that a team brings.

On a Quarrel: David Shields and Caleb Powell Go Into a Cabin (With James Franco)

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 03.14.2015 | Books
Davis Schneiderman

Two writers argue. In the Woods. For a Week. And they record everything. From this intriguing premise, David Shields and Caleb Powell produce a fascinating reality-show romp of a new book, and -- two years later -- a movie based upon the book.

5 Similarities Between Paul McCartney and Kanye West That Might Surprise Boomers

Candy Leonard | Posted 03.11.2015 | Entertainment
Candy Leonard

Not since John met Yoko has an artistic collaboration been greeted with as much disapproval as the collaboration between Paul McCartney and Kanye West.

How to Turn Competition Into Collaboration

Alex Kip | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Alex Kip

That's it, simple. The only one you're trying to make better is you, the only one you're trying to beat is you. You can't move forward by looking sideways. Take a look at the things that have been beating you up in the "locker room" and see how you can take them out.

How to Work for a Narcissist: A Question of Balance

Gregory Stebbins | Posted 02.18.2015 | Business
Gregory Stebbins

A grandiose self-view frequently contributes to vision statements that can significantly motivate others. As a narcissist works his or her way to the top, bizarre things start to happen.

The Awesome Power of Immersion

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 02.16.2015 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Slowing down and going deep trumps speeding up and going crazy. Immersion trumps diversion. It's possible. Yes, it is. I have proof. And so do you, if only you would pause long enough to remember those extraordinary times when you unplugged and tuned in.

Fight for What We Care for

Bill Marriott | Posted 02.03.2015 | Business
Bill Marriott

More than a year ago, Donna and I lost our beloved son, Stephen, who had been diagnosed in his teens with a rare mitochondrial disease that slowly cost him his eyesight, his hearing, his strength, and finally, his life. Since then, I have not stopped asking questions. I have not given up on a cure.

Why You'll Love Being an Involving Leader

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 01.31.2015 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

Well, for all we know, you're already there. In that case - congratulations! For all of you who look upon this as something you would love to experience - no worries. The above scenario is an option for every leader. But to start, we need to face facts.