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5 Strategies to Maximize Collaborative Intelligence in Any Organization

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 11.09.2016 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

Collaborative intelligence -- the collective determination to reach an identical objective by sharing knowledge and learning while building consensus -- is becoming increasingly essential to organizational success.

Stop, Collaborate and Listen: How Leaders Tackle Tough Business Challenges

Andrew Graff | Posted 11.06.2016 | Business
Andrew Graff

How do you navigate those most difficult business challenges if you're an advertising agency or a brand marketer? By focusing on the end goal, and then hiring great people and allowing them to problem solve in a winning environment.

Collaborative Intelligence: The Competitive Advantage for Today's Organizations

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 11.06.2016 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

Here is an example of a typical call that I receive from our clients at SHAMBAUGH: An organization is undergoing significant change. To keep pace with the evolving marketplace, customer demands, and industry trends, they need to reexamine their existing culture and leadership models to successfully adapt.

How the Connected Generation Is Re-shaping the Modern Enterprise

Gunjan Sinha | Posted 10.28.2016 | Business
Gunjan Sinha

Today's economies and societies are fueled by rapid technological disruption and change. Continuous innovation, the rapid digitization of services, and the unprecedented number of connected devices are at the epicenter of this upheaval.

Education in a Child's Best Interest

Susie Wolbe | Posted 10.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Susie Wolbe

Tony Wagner is an educator's educator and should be the hero of every parent whose child is going through the American education system. A former high...

Collaborative Innovation: You Can't Do It Alone and Win

Brian Kennell | Posted 10.19.2015 | Business
Brian Kennell

Fail, fail and fail again. No executive wants to hear these words, let alone report them to his or her boards, or worse, shareholders. But when yo...

From Living in the Woods to Self-Organization Beyond Hierarchy

Pioneers for Change | Posted 10.21.2016 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

I realized that most social change movements have a serious skills deficit in the social technologies which businesses use to succeed. So I dedicated myself to learning these and sharing them.

Tiearona Low Dog Elevates the Meaning of "Integrative Medicine"

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 10.19.2016 | Impact
Michael Finkelstein, MD

I recently had the honor of interviewing Tiearona Low Dog, MD, a thought leader in health care, whose credentials include Director of the Fellowship a...

Rules Are Meant to Be Broken: The Future of Singapore

Valerie Berset-Price | Posted 10.20.2016 | Business
Valerie Berset-Price

For years, Singapore's location in bustling Southeast Asia made it the perfect crossroads for trade; goods, services, and ideas were ripe for the picking, and Singapore selected the very best of all of them for itself.

The Barbarism of Power in the Workplace and the Evolutionary Nature of Trust

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 10.14.2016 | Business
André Corrêa d'Almeida

Companies often talk to their employees about teamwork and building relationships, yet suffer from a lack of collegiality in the workplace. Organizations rely on their people to be explicitly united in a common purpose, toward a common goal and to respect each other's abilities to work toward that purpose.

The Positive, Creative Power That Emerges When Ideas Are Shared

Andy Bryant | Posted 10.12.2016 | Impact
Andy Bryant

Photo credit: Rafiki wa Maendeleo Trust This is a guest post by Michele Ostertag, co-founder and director of Rafiki wa Maendeleo Trust. "Tell me ...

The New Wave of Collaboration

Amanda Goldman-Petri | Posted 10.06.2016 | Business
Amanda Goldman-Petri

Gone are the days that business owners brainstorm how to "beat the competition." If you want a formula for long term business success and seamless scalability, collaboration is the new wave.

How the Solar Decathlon Provides an Innovative Education

Michael A. Moodian | Posted 10.05.2016 | Green
Michael A. Moodian

In the biennial event, teams composed of college students from across the globe design, assemble and operate solar-powered homes. Students strive to create structures that are attractive, effective and energy-efficient.

What an Insurance Executive Taught Me About Liberal Arts Colleges

Noah S. Leavitt | Posted 10.04.2016 | College
Noah S. Leavitt

While it is likely true that some colleges and universities may not endure, the teaching of a broad non-professional curriculum will always be needed.

How to Rebrand Your Startup: An Interview With Todoist's Head of Design

Phil Simon | Posted 09.16.2015 | Business
Phil Simon

I've long railed against e-mail as a "collaboration" tool. With so many balls to juggle, it's never been more essential for us as employees and indivi...

Competition Killed My Business and I Loved It

The Modern Femme Movement | Posted 09.14.2016 | Women
The Modern Femme Movement

A funny thing happened while I was on my way to success, I realized that no one would ever be able to do EXACTLY what I do and vice-versa. That idea was a game-changer. I no longer had to be afraid of anyone in my industry and in-fact, making them allies was going to grow my network a thousand fold now that I was clear on WHO I was in business.

Want to Make it in This World? Better Learn to Collaborate

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 09.09.2016 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

Most humans prefer to socialize in groups but work in solitude, usually because the perception is they have more control over the finished product and will yield the benefits of a job well done. But business does not value that independent spirit in the same way.

Social Change: Working With the Inner and Outer Dimensions of Self Organization

Pioneers for Change | Posted 09.08.2016 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

Less than three weeks ago I posted on my personal Facebook page that I wanted to get a van filled with supplies to deliver to refugees in "The Jungle," Calais, hopeful that a few of my friends would be able to help me.

Small Business Big Dreams

Janine Garner | Posted 09.07.2016 | Business
Janine Garner

The current business environment, as canny SME founders would know, is increasingly uncertain and volatile. Complex, twenty-four/seven, a digital hive...

What Leaders Can Learn From #NoKidHungry

Tim McDonald | Posted 09.07.2016 | Impact
Tim McDonald

In the 21st century, leadership is about collaboration and the lessons from the No Kid Hungry campaign include the ability to build a strong community around a shared way we can make the world better for kids.

How Toptal's Distributed Team Operates From 25 Countries

Breanden Beneschott | Posted 09.03.2016 | Business
Breanden Beneschott

At Toptal, we are proud of our ability to wing it and make things happen wherever we go. We are a company, but don't have an office or headquarters. We are completely distributed with hundreds of core team members working from more than 25 different countries.

Moving Beyond Old Movie Plots

Dennis S. Lerner | Posted 09.02.2016 | Weddings
Dennis S. Lerner

In the movie, as in real life, the couple find themselves being challenged to interpret what is going on before them. Do they respond to each other with trust? Do they inquire, or assume? Do they believe, or doubt?

Stop Imitating, Start Creating

Lisa Murray | Posted 09.02.2016 | Business
Lisa Murray

If you really must copy something, don't institute the exact idea. Create something brilliant that is 3 − 5 steps beyond the original idea! Playing leapfrog is way more fun!

Talk It Up

Janine Garner | Posted 09.01.2016 | Business
Janine Garner

It's frightening to look to the business future and know that there are endless upheavals ahead but it's the way things are; volatility is the new certainty. This is worldwide.

Corporate 'Dugnad' -- CSR The Norwegian Way

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 08.26.2016 | 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.