Why Women Collaborate, Men Work Alone, And Everybody’s Angry Australia’s Governor General recently delivered this year’s Boyer Lectures that were a little refreshing compared to what has been served up to the engaged public recently.  Specifically, I am impressed with the willingness of Ms Bryce to call things […]


This week, ROADMENDER’s pick of interesting reading covers a few areas.  Some very good news comes via the first article outlining Australia’s interest in collaborating with India in the field of technology and innovation.  Also significant are a couple of pieces that focus on collaboration and its increasing […]

There’s nothing like intensive collaborative learning: ROADMENDER Micro-workshop (Part 1 of 2)

Last week, with the sponsorship of the Macquarie Group, ROADMENDER delivered a micro-workshop as part of the national Changemakers Festival which featured over 150 events across Australia. ROADMENDER delivered its signature style workshop which focused on exploring a range of collaboration concepts such as the “collaboration premium”, “collaboration […]


Why Collaborating Creatively With Your Customers Helps You Transcend Being Just Another Brand An interesting thing I’ve observed is that as the practice of collaboration is becoming more sophisticated, the practitioners and strategists alike are becoming innovative and creative as well. So when Ethan Song, CEO of the […]


Collaboration key to job creation At the risk of extolling too much that collaboration is the answer to all problems, I have to say I like hearing that there are more and more simple and direct arguments for collaboration.  When we mention jobs now I am sure that […]

The ‘D’ word and collaboration

I recently spoke to a colleague who noted that collaboration is all the rage now.  I suppose I never thought of collaboration as being űber cool, but I got the sentiment of the observation.  Often, many things in business, government and life in general become popular at some point.  […]

Collaborate for Life

Work is a deeply personal manifestation of the sum of human possibilities. Humans work for various reasons, some of which are not always explicitly clear. Sometimes this lack of insight can last over very many life cycles. We know that work is a means to something else. From […]


The Blueprint for Collaboration It is near impossible to argue for the model of collaboration. In fact arguing for such a premise would be counterintuitive to collaboration. Having said that, it’s great to see any effort that adds to the mix.  I found this infographic on the ‘visua-ly’ […]


This week’s selection of recommended reading suggests that collaboration can help outliers to compete with giants; that various industries can project major business growth of both jobs and income; that some industries can better deal with future challenges; and that philanthropy may be set for major changes.  Additionally, […]


This edition of recommended reading focuses on four recent examples of how collaboration is gaining traction as a solution for large scale challenges. The articles include an insight into the growing scale of the collaborative economy as a market factor (or force as some would argue). My favourite […]


There seems to be a broad understanding among business leaders and managers across industries and sectors that collaboration, innovation, and better engagement with a variety of partners is a new reality which will help many move forward. It is becoming increasingly apparent that solutions are less likely to […]


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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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