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Collaboration

Politics Needs a Management Shift

Vlatka Hlupic | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Vlatka Hlupic

Decades of research now shows that a cooperative approach to business and economic development is the most effective in terms of business returns, as well as opportunities for employees, and the stability and well-being of a society where good jobs are available.

In an Increasingly Collaborative World, Great Ideas Are Just Good Starts

Karen van Bergen | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business
Karen van Bergen

The driven, Type A, go-it-alone style that was once so synonymous with achievement is giving way to a new -- and much more successful -- model: diverse, cross-generational, cross-cultural, global teams working together.

I Agree 10 Percent -- The Principle of Minimum Consensus

Pioneers for Change | Posted 05.13.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

If we are capable of endlessly arguing about essentially irrelevant details on topics we fundamentally agree upon, wouldn't it be logical to stop seeking total agreement?

Are Your Meetings Collaborative... or Just Crowded? Four Factors to Consider.

Shani Harmon | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Shani Harmon

We were helping our client Sandra spring clean her meeting calendar last week paying particular attention to her recurring meetings -- those time sucking (and often soul sucking) meetings that once calendared, never seem to go away.

Why Create a Culture of Storytelling?

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Unless you've been living in solitary confinement for the past few years, chances are good that you are a member of some kind of organization or community -- a gathering of people who have come together in service to a common goal.

Capitalize on the "We" Space to Grow Your Business

Janine Garner | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Janine Garner

SMEs are often seen as sitting in a slightly isolationist position within the general business environment.

The Good, the Bad, and the Future of Creative Collaboration

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
Jeff DeGraff

Innovators know that sharing isn't just caring--it's the only way to get by. Collaboration has recently emerged as the defining characteristic of creativity and growth in nearly all sectors and industries.

The Moral Revolution in East-Central Europe

John Feffer | Posted 05.10.2015 | World
John Feffer

Some of the most powerful critiques of the Communist governments in East-Central Europe were moral. Vaclav Havel, for instance, argued that the regimes, with their propaganda and inequalities and corruption, were built on a foundation of lies. He proposed the alternative of "living in truth."

These Companies Prove You Don't Need to 'Own' Anything to be Successful

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 06.27.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

In the earlier times, having the largest empire and estate equate power and success. The more tangible your assets are, the easier to flaunt and make listen and believe what you've got to say.

Digital Fluency, Social Enterprise and Why They are Important for HR

Pam Ross | Posted 06.27.2015 | Business
Pam Ross

Technology, especially social media, has dramatically changed the way people communicate in recent years, and what I call "digital fluency" has become the business literacy of the 21st century. Digital fluency is the ability to use social and mobile technology to communicate, collaborate and connect with people.

Collective Intelligence and Bottom Line Impact

Janine Garner | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
Janine Garner

When we think about the bottom line in business, whether in the corporate arena or the entrepreneurial space, the immediate jump in processing is fiscal -- how much value do we have in terms of cold hard cash?

8 Creative Ways to Collaborate and Grow Your Family Business

Daphne Mallory | Posted 06.19.2015 | Small Business
Daphne Mallory

Your success in family business depends on your ability to connect and collaborate with others. You'll generate more revenue and make a bigger impact in the world through collaboration. Learn how to create your competitive advantage and grow your family business.

Hearts and Minds

Janine Garner | Posted 05.30.2015 | Business
Janine Garner

As entrepreneurs, leaders, business owners of organizations small and large to succeed in the new world we need a new operating system; one that sees us move from a 'competitive' way of doing business to that of a 'collaborative' workspace.

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

Janine Garner | Posted 05.18.2015 | 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 05.17.2015 | 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 05.07.2015 | 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 05.03.2015 | 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 04.26.2015 | 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 04.22.2015 | 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 05.10.2015 | 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 04.20.2015 | 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 04.11.2015 | 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 04.11.2015 | 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 04.06.2015 | 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 04.05.2015 | 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.