The Art of Collaboration
Collaborating with others is difficult for many reasons, but you have an opportunity to make a real difference in the process if you choose to learn how. Learning to do your part in a collaborative effort is a skill like any other such as juggling, playing the harp or improving your golf game. It takes practice and a commitment to mastering techniques and maintaining mental focus. Participating meaningfully in the collaborative process is a win for your organization and you when you recognize that you have contributed in a way that is productive and positive; your own degree of satisfaction increases as well as your sense of being in control of how you feel.
James Boyle is founder and leadership coach at Higher Potentials. He can be reached at email@example.com or through www.higherpotentials.com