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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...

Leadership at Deloitte Consulting: A Culture of Collaborative Advantage

Laura Berger | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Laura Berger

"Asking for help ended up being exactly the right thing." This takeaway from a challenging situation early in her career embodies the spirit with whic...

3 Keys to Engaging Your Employees with Trust

Karin Volo | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Karin Volo

What employees may not have realized is that job security comes from within oneself. If you are passionate about your work and bring value to the market, you can find ways to make an income from it. On top of that, our world is changing rapidly with technology, eliminating the necessity for having to spend forty hours tied to a desk.

The Dark Side of Collaboration

Shani Harmon | Posted 05.03.2016 | Business
Shani Harmon

Only recently have thought leaders begun to recognize the dangerous dark side of collaboration and the impact it is inadvertently having on the most generous employees.

Why knowledge sharing doesn't happen at work... and what you can do about it

Emma Birchall | Posted 04.28.2016 | Business
Emma Birchall

If you work at a company of more than a few hundred employees, the chances are you spend at least some time each day on knowledge-sharing platforms......

What I've Learned From 30 Days of Videoconferencing

Cameron Craig | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Cameron Craig

I recently joined a company where the majority of meetings are videoconferences. Sure, I've used videoconferencing at other jobs before but it was usu...

Art to Spark Communication

Pioneers for Change | Posted 04.26.2016 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: Inga Krymskaya Nowadays communication has been entirely appropriated by the digital world. We have the tendency to conceive or identify everyth...

Why Teachers Participate in Twitter Chats (and What's Coming Next)

Brad Spirrison | Posted 04.15.2016 | Impact
Brad Spirrison

Teachers who want to expand their knowledge, share instructional resources, and interact with others who have complementary professional interests are discovering that class is always in session thanks to the hundreds of regularly scheduled Twitter chats that happen each week.

Flying Below the Radar: Making Local Progress in Spite of National Dysfunction

Will Friedman, Ph.D | Posted 04.14.2016 | Impact
Will Friedman, Ph.D

Nationally, we are utterly incapable of collaboration, compromise or making any progress on solving problems. Yet in cities big and small, where most people live and work, the ability of residents and officials to solve problems has not abated and may actually have picked up.

3 Basic Steps to Develop your Creative Mind

Silvia Damiano | Posted 04.14.2016 | Business
Silvia Damiano

It is only in recent times that neuroscientists are starting to unravel what happens when we create. We used to leave creativity in the hands of prodi...

Employee Engagement is a Two-Way Street: Co-Creating Your Culture by Empowering Your Employees

Karin Volo | Posted 04.08.2016 | Business
Karin Volo

When striving to create an amazing company culture, leaders must realize that the culture is co-created with the people. And the employees need to take ownership for their own engagement and happiness at work.