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Why great collaboration in organizations is so rare

Most executives agree that collaborating well with their colleagues and teams is critical for success, but when it comes to actually doing it, executive collaboration remains elusive. This impacts every aspect of individual and organizational performance. Part of the challenge is that collaboration is often confused with coordination—which is to organize your activities or projects […]

Trash your meeting agenda (and have a good conversation)

  If there is one thing that almost every manager depends upon when preparing to lead a meeting, it’s the agenda. Agendas can be useful tools. They can inform folks about what kinds of topics and conversations to expect and how to prepare for them. They can provide an exo-skeleton for the meeting—an “objective” external […]