A Dangerous Idea- Love your Enemy!

I was struck by her comment on the really dangerous ideas in our civil discourse- things like blinding certainty and dogma, and wondered how useful her…

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The Cost of Doing Things For Your Collaborators

When we step back we create the space for others to step forward. In stepping forward the group assumes control and the…

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Struggling to Collaborate

Ah said the teacher, "I know what the problem is. You see, it's in the process of struggling to get out of the cocoon…

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Got solution-itis? You may need to visit the dilemma doctor

The ailment I've seen most recently though is Solution-itis, a surprisingly debilitating condition.  You know you are…

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Collaboration must be a choice

Over Easter I had time while camping in the Wollemi National Park, to read a very interesting book - “Collaborating…

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What can El Capitan Teach Us About Managing Complexity?

The climber on an unfamiliar face is an experimenter.  She hypothesises: “If I follow that crack it should get me…

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Project management versus collaboration – choosing your approach

Why should we try something that feels uncomfortable and different?” my response is along the following lines …

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The Secret to Doing Strategy Collaboratively

Having watched clients grapple with the task, I have learned more about the challenges of creating a strategy that…

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What to do when you don’t know what to do

One thing is certain … collaboration will take you into uncertainty. You start on the collaborative journey full of…

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The ABC of Complexity

As I write, the head of Australia's public broadcaster, the ABC, has just announced a very significant restructure of…

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I don’t know but together we might

A few years ago, we used a great video by Peter Bregman in our collaboration workshops about the power of being able to…

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