Everyone knows collaboration creates high performing teams and organizations—and with today's diverse, globalized workforce it's absolutely crucial. Yet it often doesn't happen because people and groups typically believe that the problem is always outside: the other team member, the other department, the other company. Bestselling author Ken Blanchard and his coauthors use Blanchard's signature business parable style to show that if collaboration is to succeed, it must begin with you.
This book teaches people at all levels—from new associates to top executives—that it's up to each of us to help promote and preserve a winning culture of collaboration. The authors show that busting silos and bringing people together is an inside-out process. Collaboration Begins with You shows readers how to create a culture that:
- uses differences to spur contribution and creativity
- provides a safe and trusting environment
- involves everyone in creating a clear sense of purpose, values, and goals
- encourages people to share information
- turns everyone into an empowered self-leader
None of us is as smart as all of us. When people recognize their own erroneous beliefs regarding collaboration and work to change them, silos are broken down, failures are turned into successes, and breakthrough results are achieved at every level.
"Provides a simple, memorable, and—most important of all—actionable model for destroying the barriers that prevent organizations from getting things done."
~ Patrick Lencioni, author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
Category: Managing self
Publication date: 2015
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.53(d)
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