Full Contact Performance: The Internal Art of Organizational Collaboration is now available in e-book format

It’s called ๐…๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐š๐œ๐ญ ๐๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž, and it’s about my approach to helping leaders transform their organization’s collaborative performance. Dr. Marshall Goldsmith has written the Foreword, and the book has already received some incredible early endorsements. I wrote the book in response to clients’ questions over the years asking me if there was a book about […]

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: โ€œBecause I think Iโ€™m making progress.โ€ In previous posts, we looked […]

CollabTalk Podcast

Navigating the complexities of effective collaboration is a perennial challenge for everyone, not just executives. Yet, it’s a challenge that can be met, as I discussed in a conversation with Christian Buckley on his CollabTalk podcast. This episode is filled with insights that have the potential to dramatically transform your approach to leading and interacting […]

Introduction to the Five Principles of Full Contact Performance

Full Contact Performance is about transforming our capacity for collaborating effectivelyโ€”even with those โ€œnon-collaborativeโ€ folks you may struggle to work with. It rests on five pillars: ๐€๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ, ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ง๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ, ๐€๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง, ๐๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ž, and ๐ˆ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง. These principles invite us to dig deeper into ourselves, going beyond conventional approaches to teamwork. They help us expand our ๐€๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ of our own […]

Why I wrote FCP

You’re in the conference room with your executive team wrestling with a perplexing and costly problem. Despite the deep experience around the table, it feels more like a tug-of-war than a productive conversation. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. It was meetings like this with my own leadership team years ago that led to […]

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 coordinationโ€”which is to organize your activities or projects […]

Think of what you do at work every day.ย 

Think of what you do at work every day. Next, think about all the interactions you have at work over the course of each day or weekโ€”with your colleagues, bosses, direct reports, customers. Now imagine that all these people you interact with, whether youโ€™re a senior executive or a sole contributor, suddenly just disappeared. Itโ€™s […]

Your success depends on your collaborative performance

Think of what you do at work every day. Next, think about all the interactions you have at work over the course of each day or weekโ€”with your colleagues, bosses, direct reports, and customers. Now imagine that all these people you interact with, whether youโ€™re a senior executive or a sole contributor, suddenly just disappeared. […]