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Collaborative Overload? Stop the Madness.

Laura Huckabee-Jennings | Posted 08.05.2016 | Business
Laura Huckabee-Jennings

Is your week filled with meetings, huddles, stand-ups and project group get-togethers? Staff meetings, feedback meetings, customer meetings? For many of us, we spend so much of our work week speaking and listening and working toward consensus, that we have little or no time to do the work that needs to be done by ourselves, in deep thought.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the Art of Collaboration

James Barrett | Posted 08.05.2016 | Entertainment
James Barrett

We need collaboration more than ever, and here's why. Collaboration is not "here's all of my ideas; you can look but don't touch." Collaboration is sharing views but more importantly being open to others' perspectives and ideas. We need each other to grow, to be stronger, smarter, better, together.

Why We Don't Need More Environmental Organizations

Charles Orgbon III | Posted 08.05.2016 | Green
Charles Orgbon III

With the threat of environmental degradation coming from all corners of the globe, we all must work together to ensure that our efforts are efficient, meaningful, and worthwhile. Now is the time to rise to these challenges that will define our movement.

The Future Of Education: We Live In A Social World

Sir Ken Robinson | Posted 08.04.2016 | Education
Sir Ken Robinson

Education is a dynamic system, not a static one. It's not an impersonal, inert engineering system; it's constantly in flux. It exists in the actions and activities of people every day and is subject to all kinds of conflicting forces and fluctuations.

Part I of the Exclusive Interview with Stephen Pasierb, CEO of the Toy Industry Association with Ideagen's George A. Sifakis

George Sifakis | Posted 10.03.2016 | Impact
George Sifakis

George: Welcome. Welcome to Ideagen, Ideas Leader Radio. Today we have with us Mr. Stephen Pasierb, CEO of the Toy Industry Association. Stephen, welc...

AARP's Kevin Donnellan Exclusive Ideagen Global Thought Leader Interview (Part II) with Ideagen's George Sifakis

George Sifakis | Posted 07.28.2016 | Impact
George Sifakis

AARP's Kevin Donnellan Exclusive Ideagen Global Thought Leader Interview (Part II) with Ideagen's George Sifakis Kevin: I worked on Capitol Hill b...

For the Love of Sisterhood in Business

Asha Ramakrishna | Posted 07.12.2016 | Women
Asha Ramakrishna

Being an extrovert/ introvert, I love celebrations but cannot help but be introspective around this time and have found myself looking inward about my business relationships I've developed over this last year.

Small Space Fest Delivers Super-Sized Art Experience

JK Russ | Posted 06.27.2016 | Arts
JK Russ

The Small Space Fest is just one evening of performance, but the art installations remain on view for a month. The project has been devised by the recently formed Weft in the Weave Collective consisting of visual and performance artist Heidi Rider, performer, playwright and director Elizabeth Nelson and actor, director and photographer, Adriana Chavez.

Cups for Change: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.22.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we are acknowledging seven grantees whose innovative projects are inspiring participants to think about the futu...

7 Traits Of Powerful People

Cindie Chavez | Posted 06.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Cindie Chavez

Before we begin looking at what makes a powerful person powerful, I want to define just what type of power I'm speaking of: personal power. Personal...

A Celebration of Collaboration: Walter May and Tyler Ramsey Create 'Friendship Is Magic'

Samantha Matcovsky | Posted 06.14.2016 | Arts
Samantha Matcovsky

What is art? Walter May: Art is an unreal representation of things that are real. We create art to help others understand. It's a method of communic...

Exclusive Ideagen Interview Series (Part I) With Microsoft's Dr. Sidhant Gupta

George Sifakis | Posted 06.08.2016 | Technology
George Sifakis

An Exclusive interview with Ideagen's George Sifakis and Dr. Sidhant Gupta, Microsoft Research. George: Welcome to Ideagen Ideas Leader Radio. Today ...

Beyond Vertical Solutions: Partnering for Transformational Impact

Andy Bryant | Posted 06.07.2016 | Impact
Andy Bryant

Photo credit: Village Enterprise This is a guest post by Ash Rogers, Executive Director of Lwala Community Alliance, and Dianne Calvi, President and ...

Collaboration vs. Cooperation. There Is a Difference.

Lynn Power | Posted 06.06.2016 | Business
Lynn Power

The reality is that true collaboration is hard -- and it doesn't mean compromise or consensus-building. It means giving up control to other people. It means being vulnerable. It means needing to know when to fall on your sword and when to back down. Collaboration is inherently messy.

Intimacy, a Hierarchy (With Thanks to Abraham Maslow)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We're complex beings, and there is always more to learn. Caring is more important than "knowing." Are we interested, receptive, curious? The element of surprise can fuel a sense of newness and add excitement when we're open to it.

Solving "Wicked Problems" - the Road to a Better World?

Bjørn Kjærand Haugland | Posted 05.31.2016 | Green
Bjørn Kjærand Haugland

What makes a problem "wicked" rather than just daunting, formidable or really, really tough? Wicked problems are ones in which we operate with incompl...

An Exclusive Interview with Amway's Jeff Terry with Ideagen CEO George A. Sifakis - Part 2 of the exclusive interview

George Sifakis | Posted 06.01.2016 | Impact
George Sifakis

George Sifakis: It is amazing to think about the breadth and depth of the reach and the impact that Amway is having globally. In terms of all the area...

The Earth Manifesto -- A Collective Vision For The Future

Karin Volo | Posted 05.20.2016 | Impact
Karin Volo

We, the people, have a shared vision and intention for our beautiful planet....

Kosovo as a Guide for Muslim-Jewish Collaboration

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.20.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

A majority-Muslim country invites ten Jewish Millennials from New York to attend an interfaith conference. At a time of cynicism and division, it sounds implausible, but it happened to us.

Collaboration: The Art of Constructive Disagreement

Natural Capital Coalition | Posted 06.27.2016 | Business
Natural Capital Coalition

Richard Spencer explains that collaboration often feels like the art of constructive disagreement This article has been submitted as part of the Natu...

Achieving Health -- How We Can 'Just Start'

Brian Castrucci | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Brian Castrucci

The solutions to these problems don't come in a syringe or pill. They require long term thinking and a holistic approach, embracing initiatives like early and accessible pre-kindergarten education, affordable housing, livable wages, and paid sick leave.

Compete or Collaborate?

Anna Anderson | Posted 05.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Anna Anderson

I have recently contacted around 30 health and wellbeing retreats and spa centres across Australia with a collaborative proposal. Perhaps somewhat unu...

Collaboration: The Art of Constructive Disagreement

Mark Gough | Posted 05.13.2016 | Business
Mark Gough

When I set up the Finance Innovation Lab with colleagues here at the Institute of Chartered Accounts, and in partnership with WWF-UK, we were mindful of the fact that we would not be successful by attempting to solve the feasibly unsolvable - namely the financial crisis - through approaching the problem with an "answer" or single approach already in mind.

Civic Shalom, Salaam, Shanti: An Interfaith National Day of Prayer

Stephanie Varnon-Hughes | Posted 05.10.2016 | Religion
Stephanie Varnon-Hughes

While violence and discord fuel our political media cycle, more Americans are living together in cities like Artesia than living in homogeneous, isolated communities.

Cultural Creatives Are Changing The World

Karin Volo | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Karin Volo

There is a shift happening in terms of understanding your market. Instead of focusing on demographics and traditional marketing means, an emerging tre...