Collaborating Effectively: Decoding What ‘Poor in Spirit’ Means…

During the Christmas season, there’s time for reflection. Let’s reflect on being ‘poor in spirit’ and decode what it really means. The reason I suggest this reflection is because to collaborate effectively, we have to be ‘poor in spirit’. ‘Poor in spirit’ is code for humility, which is the ability to empty yourself of pride […]

Who’s Collaborative? The One Who’s Given Everything They Can…

Here is a story I heard recently that helps make a point about how to manage expectations around collaboration when you have a team with varying levels of skill, ability and commitment… It was Christmas time and a little girl shared with her older brother that she had $9.11 and she was going to buy […]

Collaboration Quick Hit #2

This may be my last shot at writing poetry – Near indeed is innovation to those who collaborate… It seems every time you read something about ‘innovation’, the word collaboration is nearby.

Leadership? First You Have to be a Good Follower

There are many books available on Leadership, but have you seen one on Followership? You’ve heard the old saying ‘you have to learn to follow before you learn to lead’, but how do you practice following? 1. Practice listening. Simply repeating back what someone else said to them is a way to practice. 2. Reflect. […]

Collaboration Quick Hit

I’m not much of a poet, but here it goes – ‘Communication meets Trust and when they kiss, Collaboration springs forth….’