A New Word to Add to Your Collaboration Vocabulary

Munificent – very generous or characterized by great generosity.  

The Collaboration Bar is THIS HIGH

How do you know when you’ve reached the summit of collaboration? Excellent collaboration must redistribute the wealth of knowledge and capability from the richer collaborators among us to the poorer – that want it. Excellent collaboration is by definition redistributional. In other words, those of us that are collaborating effectively should share our knowledge and […]

Would Your Parents be Well Pleased?

The bar has just been raised! Let me explain… We think when things are going well and we’re doing what we’re supposed to be doing that we can kick-back, relax and enjoy the ride. WRONG. If your parents were asked, would they say they were well pleased with you? There are people on either side […]

Loaves & Fishes, Talents and Quotes of Saints…

One person can do a lot if they know what they have and they use it skillfully… Please consider these three related thoughts in light of the statement above. 1. I was in Mass at Cistercian yesterday, the school where my oldest son attends. Monks run the school and the boys go to Mass every […]

Tip on avoiding bigger ‘ice cream headaches’

When was the last time you had an ‘ice cream headache’? Was it actually eating ice cream or dealing with a team issue? As you move-up in your leadership effectiveness, the ice cream headaches are bigger. The only way to ‘melt’ them away, sometimes completely, is to have conviction about using your heart to collaborate. […]