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Tag: Collaboration

Can Collaboration Work?

We enter into collaborations assuming we’ll succeed as teamwork partners. Yet we rarely achieve true partnership: Because we listen uniquely and through biased filters we sometimes mistakenly presume intent or misconstrue what’s been said and agreed upon. Problem: Flawed assumptions, wasted time and relationship capital, and restricted scope. There is often not enough diversity to…

Meetings: The Purpose, The Pain, The Possibility

As business folk, we hold meetings regularly. Yet often we don’t accomplish what we set out to achieve. Why? The Purpose Meetings are held to accomplish a specific, beneficial outcome requiring the attendance of the right people with the right agenda. The Problem/Pain Often we end up with miscommunication, wasted time, incomplete outcomes, misunderstanding, lack…

Guest blog: Do you want to lead? or have someone follow?

I’m a dancer. When I studied the Argentine Tango there was a foundational rule that I believe is true for all leaders: The leader opens the door for the follower to pass through, and the leader then follows. If anyone notices the leader, he’s not doing his job. The goal is to showcase the follower….

Atrendia Friday Video 12 – Don Tapscott – Getting Beyond E-mail

In this McKinsey interview, Don Tapscott describes how we get beyond e-mail to the new social platforms.  He focuses on the central and compelling point that you don’t leverage knowledge through containerization, but through collaboration. Tapscott has authored or co-authored fourteen books on the application of technology in business and society. His 2006 book, Wikinomics:…

Atrendia Friday Video 10 – Carly Fiorina (Former CEO of HP): Leadership and Capability

In this youtube video, Carly Fiorina speaks about how leadership is a combination of capability, collaboration and character.  She underlines that it is up to, and the responsibility of, leaders to drive change.  To take risks, to keep learning and to change the order of things are things that only leaders can do. Duration: 5:03 This…