When I review my proudest achievements both in business and in the nonprofit sector, collaboration with partners was almost always part of the success.
A lot of executives talk about collaboration, but are just paying lip service to the concept. If you want to grow an organization and build significant value, you must develop the ability to collaborate.
Collaboration is not about scheduling a lot of meetings or forcing people to physically interact more often. To be a successful collaborator, you need to be willing to put your partners’ needs ahead of your own.
Collaboration is never easy, but there are many practical benefits in working together to achieve ambitious goals.
- Has your organization embraced a culture of collaboration?
- Identify an opportunity where you could collaborate with others toward a new goal.
Download my short chapter on successful collaboration.