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What if the secret to successful collaboration isn’t about winning?

In the new podcast episode of Collaboration Global’s “Being Human Hidden Depths”, Gill Tiney and I have a conversation in which I share my experiences in mediation and Aikido, and how these have informed the work I do with leaders and their teams. Both “on the martial arts mat” and in the boardroom, we perform […]

Pablo Casals was considered by many to be the greatest cellist ever

Pablo Casals was considered by many to be the greatest cellist ever. Known to practice many hours a day right up until his death at the age of 96, he was often asked, Why, since he was already such an accomplished master? His response: “Because I think I’m making progress.” In previous posts, we looked […]

Harness Your Team’s Connectivity

The next time you’re in a meeting, take a minute and look around you at the other folks—and consider the possibility that you are all intimately connected to one another. Whether you know each other well or not, whether you like each other or not—even whether you want to be connected to these people or […]

Introduction to the Five Principles of Full Contact Performance

Full Contact Performance is about transforming our capacity for collaborating effectively—even with those “non-collaborative” folks you may struggle to work with. It rests on five pillars: 𝐀𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬, 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐲, 𝐀𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧, 𝐏𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐞, and 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧. These principles invite us to dig deeper into ourselves, going beyond conventional approaches to teamwork. They help us expand our 𝐀𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 of our own […]