(Son of) List of Collaboration Business Applications

Here are collaboration business applications 6-10, 11-17 to come… maximize the value each team member delivers by enabling them to broaden their role horizontally based on talents in addition to the traditional, vertical, job-title promotion route refresh the traditional way new projects are pursued and delivered change the culture from a ‘command and control’ style […]

List of Collaboration Business Applications

Lists seem to be popular, so here it goes: running meetings resume refresh/job description language/hiring process team creation re-position a team member that’s not in the best role performance reviews

Powerful Question for Your Collaboration Journey

I had coffee with a colleague and a powerful question emerged – ‘what would life be like if all your teams collaborated effectively?’ Meaning, what if your kids behaved more? What if your work teams were more functional (than dysfunctional)? What if your volunteer time was more successfully used? Answering this question helps propel you […]

Language is a Powerful First Step in Collaborating More

Do you doubt the power of language? Consider this: in our culture war today there are three examples I can think of where language is used to change minds. I don’t agree with this language and I intentionally use it to make a point even though the examples are shocking. abortion = choice same-sex marriage […]

Does Collaboration Dwell Here?

What if a stranger walked in to your organization and asked ‘does collaboration dwell here?’ How would you answer? I’m sure you do the best you can. You talk about it with your people and you hold the line the best you can. If a camera followed you around your organization would there be compelling […]

Difficult Collaborative Territory

I just received some news that compelled me to write this post. One of my daughters is about to graduate from 8th grade and the school she has been at for 10 years (St. Monica Catholic School). The mother of one of her classmates was diagnosed with cancer last week and today, a week later, […]

Special Bulletin: People Become Nicer as They Get Older

There is an article in the Wall Street Journal today that shares the fact that major life events such as marriage and career advancement makes us nicer people. I think we act nice – like sharing your lunch with others, up until about age 5 and then competition enters our lives. We stop sharing… Towards […]

Inside Moves

The older I get the more I realize how important it is to carefully choose what I do, read, watch and think about. If I make it a priority to go to church with my kids at their school during the week, study my faith outside of just Sundays, watch clean shows on television and […]

How To Be Small So Others Can Be BIG

Step 1. – Good manners are unusual in our individualistic, hedonistic, minimalist secular culture. Start to behave in a way that feels ‘over polite’. No one will have a problem with it. You might start a ripple effect…. Step 2. – If you watch carefully, people don’t receive enough love and crave it. The best […]

Anger Alone is OK

How many times have you been frustrated or lost your temper and regretted the action you chose to take immediately afterwards? You know, the one you needed to apologize for later. The one that made you feel better for about 5 seconds and then you wished you could take it back. Anger alone is ok. […]