Category Archives: Panels & Teams that Work

Getting Complicated Things Done

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In our dense, interdependent, global and highly-connected world, getting things done is more complicated. For more success, here’s my list of the seven collaboration skills and mindsets we need to develop.

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Collaboration: Key to 21st Century

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Collaboration receives many more kind words than sustained hugs. We know how difficult it can be: crossing silos and boundaries mean we need to work closely with people we might not easily relate to.

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The I/We Confusion

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Stories of heroes and heroics are easier to tell than those of teamwork and collaboration . It’s much easier to say, “Micky did it,” than to explain why and how Micky did it, and with whose absolutely essential help.

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The Dysfunction of Crossfire

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Contemporary issues defy political left vs. right binaries. Today’s most powerful challenges require us to tightrope through competing interests and perspectives with equivalent, but different merits.

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Fantasy. Fulfilled.

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You get everyone who’s been saying this and that about something really important to your organization’s objectives into the same room at the same time. You lock the door…

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Wisdom of Cave Dwellers


For brainstorming, collaborations and teams, it really matters who’s in the room. Demographics is just the surface of diversity when we need different approaches and perspectives.

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