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Part I: A Journey To Collaboration
1 A Troubling Conversation
2 A Well Timed Visitor
3 A Sensible Start
4 Utilize Differences
5 Nurture Safety and Trust
6 Involve Others in Crafting a Clear Purpose, Values, and Goals
7 A Step Backward
8 Talk Openly
9 A Bit of a Breakthrough
10 Empower Yourself and Others
11 Collaboration at Work: A Real World Example
12 Getting Things Done
13 A Turnaround—and a Plan
14 Three Months Later
Part II: Tools and Resources to Create Collaboration
Self Assessment: How Collaborative Do You Think You Are?
Collaboration: Best Practices
About the Authors
“Collaboration Begins with You provides a simple, memorable, and—most important of all—actionable model for destroying the barriers that prevent organizations from getting things done.”
—Patrick Lencioni, President, The Table Group, and author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and The Advantage
“Creating a safe and trusting environment as a collaborator is the core of success—removing fear and taking people to a place of freedom. You will find the steps to success in Collaboration Begins with You!
—Garry Ridge, President and CEO, WD-40 Company, and coauthor of Helping People Win at Work
“Collaboration Begins with You strips down the fluff and gets to the essence of how any organization can create a collaborative mindset for the greater good.”
—Jesse Lyn Stoner, founder, Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership, and coauthor of Full Steam Ahead!