Collaboration Blog

Developing continuous learning
Last week, I went to a fantastically informative event, hosted by the Churchill Club, Melbourne.It was about “Developing the Tech Talent of the Future”. New technologies and shifting customer expectations are shifting the business game. In the same way, new...
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Developing collaborative leadership styles
With a national election for a new Australian government about to take place in less than a weeks’ time, it raises key questions around the impact of collaborative, autocratic or competitive leadership styles. Causing many voters, like myself, to question...
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Creating a collaborative workplace culture
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Some CEO’S, executive teams and leaders mistakenly assume that organizational culture is simply a social phenomenon that they have no control over, and cannot impact. Yet, according to Gallup, CEO’s, executive teams and leaders are the key catalysts towards creating...
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The art of creative conversations
We all know that you can’t innovate if you don’t collaborate, yet how do we make the time to have the candid and creative conversations that a collaborative work environment requires? Conflicting priorities and ever-present digital media distractions constantly compete...
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Leveraging the “beautiful game” of effective teamwork and collaboration
Soccer – often referred to as the “beautiful game” – represents the best example of a sport with teams charged to perform their work under changing conditions. The best soccer teams in the world succeed by applying a mindset that...
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A new collaborative leadership model
We have all used metaphors to help explain things, including understanding the nature of change.  For many, this includes the use of the sports metaphor.  American football, for example, has been frequently used to explain how business works, what effective...
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Innovate to learn by doing
When I was Qantas airline hostess (in the pre ‘flight attendant’ days) I was required to attend and pass, very strict Emergency Procedures (EP) training. This involved a week long, comprehensive experiential training session, teaching us how to evacuate a...
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Creativity as a collaborative process
Every once in awhile, an amazing book drops off the shelf, in front of your eyes and into your hands and resonates with you at the core of your being. ‘Creativity, Inc. Overcoming the unseen forces that stand in the...
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Teaming innovation
A new fluid and agile team paradigm is emerging in the 21st century is compelling groups and teams to work more like an improvisational jazz ensemble rather than as a conducted static orchestra. This is because work frequently occurs now...
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Leadership role – leaders as connectors
Living in Israel for 6 years gave me the opportunity to experience me a range of challenging harsh realities, including - “if you don’t network, you don’t work”! Like many of us, I developed my consulting, learning and development business in...
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