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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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How Collaboration Is a Solution The main principle behind ROADMENDER is a conviction that the practice of collaboration has reached a point where it has become a discipline increasingly playing a crucial part in the MO of any mature enterprise.  In this blog, Karin Volo presents a neat […]

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Top 5 Collaboration Quotes For some reason we seem to love quotes.  So why not start this read with this list of quotes assembled by Sandra R Campbell on her blog.  My favourite by far is from Edwin Land, an inspiring and original man.  READ ON…   Human […]

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Demonstrating the Business Value of Social Collaboration This piece by Christian Buckley, Director of Product Evangelism at Metalogix, is valuable and well worthy of consideration by strategists and business leaders as they attempt to make critical decisions in relation to the right path for collaboration.  As the author […]

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Collaboration Killers: 5 Personality Types to Keep Off Interagency Teams Sometimes it pays to learn more about an individual’s approach to collaboration as a way to better strategy and execution.  It is also vital to remember that while many may claim to be good at collaborating, in reality […]

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Collaboration in 2014: 10 Predictions Predicting the future is big business. It is also tricky.  But that doesn’t make it any less interesting or engaging.  As far as predictions in respect to collaboration go, this piece by David Coleman is definitely worth noting.  Without spoiling the pleasure of […]

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12 Great Motivational Quotes for 2014 Geoffrey James from Inc. magazine collected these inspirational quotes from the likes of Cicero, Guy Kawasaki, Henry Ford, Seneca and many others.  No matter what we do, there often comes a time when a bit of motivation from others may be needed.  […]

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Innovation in Social Collaboration: What’s Next for Businesses in 2014? Caroline Lyle from Streetwise Media argues that “as social collaboration continues to permeate today’s workplace, the future of business is looking bright”, and I tend to see the sense in that. I believe that the future of workforces […]

On CO-OPERATION (Guest Blog by Ross Wiseman)

I have had a long, meaningful and warm, but oftentimes troublesome relationship with the word ‘co-operation’.  Having been a professional working in the ‘Co-operative Sector’ (housing co-ops precisely) for many years, one of my major tasks was to educate new (and old) co-op members about the literal and […]

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Is Competition or Collaboration the Key to Success On and Off the Court? Leslie Grossman, author of LINK OUT: How to Turn Your Network into a Chain of Lasting Connections, wonders if she may be obsessed with collaboration and reveals that in fact there is an increasing number […]

Collaboration produces a competitive advantage

Collaboration, as I argue continuously, provides a competitive advantage to enterprises across industries and sectors. The key to unlocking that competitive advantage is to better understand both the collaboration practice and your own enterprise’s position in the market. Effectively, this necessitates approaching collaboration as a strategy that can […]

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Understanding the Future of Work: 8 Traits of Collaborative Leadership [Infographic] Last week I published a post about auteur leadership, which I consider to be a very suitable form of leadership for collaboration.  This article by Amy Bishop examines some critical traits of collaborative leadership.  She opens her […]

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Five ways to promote collaboration in the team True collaboration practitioners have a good grasp of the essential factors that make collaboration work, however context is something that I believe should be the starting point.  Regardless of preferences (they matter little unless there is a strategy in place), […]

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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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