5 People Every Writer Needs

Writing can be an isolating task. Writers are typically on our own when we research, write, edit, hate what we’ve written and rewrite it, re-edit, and submit for publication. It gets lonely. But like any other worthwhile endeavor, writing improves exponentially with a bit of collaboration. Having just finished my first book*, I’m intimately familiar…

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Interdependence Empowers Collaboration and Results

Finding common ground will enable collaboration and produce results. We must renew our focus on interdependence to enhance how we lead.

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Are Curators the New Experts?

I’m sure there are many Millennials who proudly wear the badge of expert in their chosen profession, but I personally don’t know one. In all honesty, my peers cringe at the thought of being referred to as an expert, even when they are technically qualified. Even with their degrees, work experience, and hours spent unknowingly…

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Do You Lead With a Selfie Stick?

Remember the good old days, back in 2013 before selfie sticks? Remember what it was like if we wanted a picture of ourselves with a beautiful backdrop? Remember when we had to ask for someone else’s help? Sure, selfie sticks are convenient. They encourage self-reliance, individuality, the relinquishing of pride (because clearly if you’re using…

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Are Connections Overshadowing Collaboration?

We are hyper-connected today, and there are real metrics to showcase. Just look at the counts. Whether it is connections in LinkedIn, people in Google+ circles, followers in Twitter, or likes in Facebook, there are numbers to track. Dig below the surface though. Do we find collaboration in those connections? It is a question I…

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In Collaboration We Trust

The core of collaboration is trust. Trust needs to be evident in the relationships and the results. Trust embrace accountability and transparency.

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