Category Archives: Collaboration

Leadership

The traditional leader in the American culture is at the top of the hierarchical structure. (Stewart & Bennett, 1991) This limits the leadership opportunities to only a select few individuals.   Swartz (2002) and Block (2008) question the consequences  the traditional … Continue reading

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Social Justice

Adam Smith, the father of capitalism, believed all humanity shares a number of deeply rooted moral sentiments. Other social virtues are optional, except for the “remarkable distinction” of the observation of justice by individuals (Lappé & Perkins, 2004). I propose … Continue reading

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Diversity

“It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom.” Dee W. Hock, founder of Visa Diversity is what … Continue reading

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Social Media Networking

The topic of the December ASTD Mega Mixer  was social media networking. I facilitated a discussion on this topic three years ago at the Philadelphia Luxury Real Estate conference. At that time Facebook was a big. Twitter and LinkedIn were … Continue reading

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Systems Thinking

The best way to express my thoughts on systems is through metaphor.  Through metaphor systems become what they are… alive. The complex adaptive systems, hard to express in a linear format, take shape through mental or physical images.    The sensations … Continue reading

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Sustainability

Metals are strong; they have a tensile strength matched by few other elements. Metals also rust, break, and when they do it it is often devastating.  A living system on the other hand is self-renewing and self-sustaining.  Not many static … Continue reading

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Servant Leadership and Adaptive Challenges

In previous blog posts, I explored the relationship between servant leadership and systemic thinking, I also looked at how servant leadership relates to the concept of [[the triple bottom line. In this post I explore the relationship between servant leadership … Continue reading

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Collaboration

Collaboration, synonymous with teamwork, requires the bonding of personalities, ideas, ways of being, and doing. Collaboration to some is analogous to alloying metals. In this view, steel, an alloy combing iron and carbon, enhance the constructive properties of metal just … Continue reading

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References

These references are part of  The Anatomy of Collaboration References Beck, D. E., & Cowan, C. (1996). Spiral dynamics: Mastering values, leadership and change. Malde, MA: Wiley-Blackwell (August 8, 2005). Block, P. (2008). Community : The structure of belonging (Kindle … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of Collaboration

As an Organizational Development (OD) Practitioner collaboration is a large component of my work. An individual must, at some level engage, in collaboration when working with, for, or around an organization. Trist, Bamforth, Rice and colleagues at the Tavastock institute … Continue reading

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