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Collaboration

Coexist Campaign: Creating a Cycle of Peace

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 09.14.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

The Coexist Campaign holds the potential to change the way peace-building is done around the world. By working at the grassroots level, but connecting to global markets through the latest in digital technology, it can bring people together as never before.

Cleared for Takeoff: Video Conferencing

Cindy Auten | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics
Cindy Auten

It will take OMB and congressional oversight to keep this initiative afloat but many hope this bill will propel government collaboration into the new era of travel. Air traffic control, we are ready for liftoff.

EcoDistricts As Incubators of Innovation Too

John M. Eger | Posted 07.10.2013 | Impact
John M. Eger

Last month, eight cities gathered in Portland, Oregon for an "EcoDistricts Incubator." The Incubator is a "three-day intensive workshop designed to a...

5 Lessons in Efficiency for Small Business Owners

Brian Honigman | Posted 09.02.2013 | Small Business
Brian Honigman

Running your small business as efficiently as possible is vital for its continued success in the ever-changing marketplace. Achieving maximum productivity in everything your business does is a difficult feat but it is entirely possible with the right strategy in place.

The Secret To Being A 'Good' Boss

Lisa Firestone | Posted 09.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

As managers, we can learn to be mindful in our decisions, policies and practices. The best way to start is by thinking about what our values are and choosing to live by them. If all of us were to do this in each of our interactions, we would find that our attitude is contagious.

Only Connect: Why Your Story Matters

Flynn Coleman | Posted 08.25.2013 | Impact
Flynn Coleman

In today's information-saturated landscape, one of the most valuable skills you can acquire is the ability to tell stories. If you want to be a good storyteller, practice listening to others. A crucial part of good storytelling is empathy: the ability to perceive and intuit what others are experiencing.

The World's Children Live Here, Too

Inwood House | Posted 08.14.2013 | Impact
Inwood House

Right now there is a teenager riding the 4 subway train through New York City, wondering where to go. Nestled between you and me on our train home from work, her belly is too small for us to notice. She feels invisible. But she has rights, and she is not alone.

My Unexpected Research Partner Was My Daughter

Jeffrey W. Rubin | Posted 08.12.2013 | Parents
Jeffrey W. Rubin

Only glimmers of light showed through the hotel windows. "This will make a great story," Emma suggested gamely. Where had I brought my daughter, I worried, and how could I keep her safe?

What Successful Women Do Right

Bhanu Narasimhan | Posted 08.11.2013 | Women
Bhanu Narasimhan

True success extends to both the material and inner realms. It is not just about getting promoted at work, accumulating a lot of money or appearing on magazine covers.

The Spirit of Collaboration Is Touching All of Our Lives

Don Tapscott | Posted 08.11.2013 | College
Don Tapscott

Collaboration is important not just because it's a better way to learn. The spirit of collaboration is penetrating every institution and all of our lives. So learning to collaborate is part of equipping yourself for innovation and life-long learning in an ever-changing networked economy.

NeoCon 2013 Preview

Amanda Schneider | Posted 08.06.2013 | Small Business
Amanda Schneider

If you are heading to the show, here are a few exhibits and presentations that should be on your agenda.

The Creativity and Commerce Conundrum

John M. Eger | Posted 07.13.2013 | Business
John M. Eger

Business in America knows well that we have entered the Age of Innovation. This became evident to attendees putting together a California "Blueprint ...

Illinois House Should Pass Fair Pension Bill, SB 2404

Michael T. Carrigan | Posted 07.21.2013 | Chicago
Michael T. Carrigan

On a range of issues, our state faces tough problems that can only be solved by stakeholders and elected officials working together. The new pension reform legislation, Senate Bill 2404, shows the way.

Transforming Capitalism Won't Happen Without Leadership

Don Tapscott | Posted 07.20.2013 | Business
Don Tapscott

We're in the early stages of a massive transformation. Just like the printing press moved the world from a feudal, agrarian society to industrial capitalism, the Internet ushers in a new era.

Making Co-Working Spaces Work For Your Business

Amanda Schneider | Posted 07.15.2013 | Small Business
Amanda Schneider

Co-working spaces can be a genuine boon to the often lonely pursuit of one's entrepreneurial dreams.

The Future of Work: the Art of Collaborative Leadership

Monique Svazlian, CPCC | Posted 07.11.2013 | Business
Monique Svazlian, CPCC

The future of work as we know it is shifting from an outdated directive approach toward collaborative frameworks that inspire us to engage in new and different ways with our work and with each other.

10 Team Trouble Signs

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 07.13.2013 | Business
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

When unresolved conflicts emerge in the team environment, they are intentionally overlooked and disregarded. The more this is done, however, the more these negatives influences and motivation drainers grow and emerge, sapping the life right out of the team.

Elisa Blynn, Story Oracle

Maya Stein | Posted 07.03.2013 | Arts
Maya Stein

It's hard to describe, exactly, the experience of watching a story being transacted and transformed in the span of three minutes. To see the quick trust and connection that develops between storyteller and typist.

What's the Common Ingredient for Team Success in Surgery, Banking, Software, Airlines, and Basketball?

Adam Grant | Posted 07.06.2013 | Business
Adam Grant

To get important work done, most leaders organize people into teams. They believe that when people collaborate toward a common goal, great things can happen. Yet in reality, the whole is often much less than the sum of the parts.

Collaborative Problem-Solving on Start-ups

Joseph Bubman | Posted 07.02.2013 | Small Business
Joseph Bubman

One of the biggest frustrations of working on a start-up is encountering a recurring problem and failing to successfully develop and implement a sustainable solution to address it. Imagine, for example, that the deadlines your team has set for front-end design work continually go unmet.

What's a Social Business? Look Beyond the Tweets and Likes

Graham Kittle | Posted 06.23.2013 | Technology
Graham Kittle

Every company these days knows they have to get social. Yet often, even when organizations think they're embracing social media in a big way, they aren't. For most companies, social means marketing. It equals Facebook likes and Twitter followers. But that's just the price of entry into the social world we -- the 1.5 billion people using social networks -- are crafting around us.

A Trend That Could Change Everything, Collaborations Across Generations -- And What It Means for Causes, Nonprofits and Social Enterprises

Jeffrey Walker | Posted 06.19.2013 | Impact
Jeffrey Walker

Today's B-school students and recent graduates are eager to connect with experienced business people and work collaboratively on the big social issues of the day, from poverty and health care to education and the environment. These collaborations can be extraordinarily powerful.

Managing Collaborators No Matter Where They Sit

Daryl Twitchell | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business
Daryl Twitchell

What's needed is an altered idea of "workspace." The first question to be answered is what it's always been: How does a particular team work best?

"Fearless Philanthropy: Reaching Out, Taking Risks and Achieving More": A Conversation with Jean Case

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 06.16.2013 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

I had a chance to talk with Jean Case, CEO of the Case Foundation, about their commitment to make big bets, innovate, learn from failure, collaborate and do it all with a sense of urgency.

Think of Others If You Want Bigger, Better Ideas

James Allen | Posted 06.06.2013 | Business
James Allen

Struggling with a tricky problem? Pass it on to someone else. Sounds tempting? Here are a number of reasons why it might be your best course of action.