Forced collaboration is Not Attractive…

Forced collaboration is not a whole lot more attractive than forced anything else. Especially when the clarity about what is or is not open for dialogue is missing or murky. As leaders, hiding behind a “we” that doesn’t fully exist, without claiming what we know to be true: that the vision of the organization is […]

Collaboration Curve vs. Learning Curve

Here is an article I posted on the Collaboration Academy Linked-In group page from the Harvard Business Review that makes you think –  https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Collaboration-Curve-vs-Learning-Curve-4006366.S.5965161784330444801?trk=groups_most_recent-0-b-ttl&goback=%2Egmr_4006366 The posts I make on the Linked-In group page are focused on organizational collaboration, while the posts I make on my blog focus on learning to personally collaborate effectively…

SkillfullyUsingYourTalentsToCollaborateEffectively – Preface & Exercise #1 of 25+

How to learn to collaborate effectively using this learning community and it’s resources 1. Read this blog – darrensmithsblog.com is focused on helping individuals learn to collaborate effectively by sharing ideas, tools, statistics, quotes and stories to help them on their collaboration journey. For example, posts in the blog’s category folder called ‘skillfully using your talents’ […]