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When exactly do you stop learning? Is there such a point in time? Most people (or perhaps I hang out with the wrong tribe) would instinctively say that you never stop learning. That’s a kind of conventional wisdom we think we live by. In reality I think it’s […]

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The forerunner in this week’s selected recommendations is a brilliant piece co-authored by several thinkers who dig deep into collaboration and published in the April issue of Harvard Business Review. As a strategist I am somewhat reluctant to single out one point they make over another, but in […]

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In my last article I wrote about some of the key things that need to be considered before any collaboration can commence. The first item listed was governance. This is one of the areas that, when properly structured, can eradicate a host of concerns. Having said that, it […]

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Harvard Business Review’s Spring Edition of ‘OnPoint’ is all about collaboration. For the collaboration–minded, this is like a perfect slice of heaven. Let me share. Philip Evans and Bob Wolf wrote an extensive piece on the rules of collaboration. The piece itself was originally published back in 2005 […]

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Researching for this week’s edition of recommended reading I found quite a few articles covering different industries where the thrust of the report was the conviction that collaboration is the key to either solving some major challenges, like in the case of the aviation industry and safety in […]

The art of moving on

Let’s face it; if you play with fire you may well get burnt. Collaboration is a little bit like fire, but like the camp fire; we really do love it. Nevertheless, there is an inevitable (and directly proportionate to one’s experience) time when things will not go the […]

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Some say that a spider’s silk is one of the strongest materials known to humankind. Diamonds are another amazingly strong material. I wonder if perhaps one of the strongest intangible materials might be collaboration. Judging by the current Russo-American collaboration in space, i.e. the International Space Station (ISS), […]

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In all honesty, the supply of good examples about how well collaboration works is almost endless.  When I say good examples, I do not exclusively mean great collaboration stories.  It is more about facets of collaboration that can be valuable to an increasing number of people who recognise […]

Collaborating as if it matters

Collaboration is not a discretionary strategy: it is primarily an emergent business sustainability driver.  A common habit of many managers is to aim for ‘low hanging fruit’ rather than taking a long term view.  Meeting monthly sales budgets is a prerogative that leaves little room for risky and […]

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Collaboration is a bit of a buzzword right now.  But until one starts to delve deeper into all the facets of collaboration, it is hard to appreciate how much the ‘buzz’ is in fact much more than that.  In this week’s dispatch of ROADMENDER Recommends you can appreciate […]

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Collaboration Instead of Litigation: Nokia Takes the High Road During Settlement Negotiations with HTC for Patent Infringement Disputes The idea of collaborative competition is not entirely new but the magnitude of such behaviour is starting to become a major factor in the market.  Companies are realising that litigation […]

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Collaboration, Not Competition: A Winning Small Business Strategy No matter how many times it’s repeated, it is worth doing so again for the simple reason that the message that collaboration is ‘good for you, your business and your life’ should be more of a mantra until we start […]

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‘Collaboration is the new business driver’, Chris Kelsey asks “could co-operatives and mutuals offer alternative business models that are fairer, more sustainable and deliver lasting improvement in the economic and social well-being?” I’m not sure if in reality we can say there is more choice if we take […]

The House of Collaboration

“Politeness is the poison of collaboration.” – Edwin Land Is collaboration reducible to leadership? For some, this is a question with an obvious answer. For me, it is not the pursuit of the perfect answer, but rather the question itself that deserves some discussion. This is necessary for […]

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Who Should be Your Chief Collaboration Officer? The idea of collaboration being a fully-fledged discipline, not unlike HR, Marketing, ICT, etc., is still not clear to most business leaders and managers.  Instead, as I have pointed out numerous times on ROADMENDER, the assumption is that every manager or […]

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Rose K, Gantner Ed.D

Jelenko Dragisic succinctly demonstrates how collaboration enhances a team’s performance, motivation, trust, recognition, leadership, and produces tangible and intangible results that beat the competition consistently. The Collaboration Instinct hits the grand slam.

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