Collaboration

Today I’m talking about collaboration. Now you think as a leader, that the fundamental of leadership is you can’t do it by yourself, and it’s very true, yet a lot of leaders really rely on their own volition, their own capability, their own experience to try and activate what it is that they’re trying to lead.

Today with the marketplace moving so quickly - so much disruption, so many things going on, the old commander control methodology of leadership just doesn’t work anymore so we have to wrestle with how do we activate the collective intelligence, the collective experience of those around us.

It’s all about collaboration, creating a culture of collaboration and getting people to collaborate to a consistent, clear outcome.

I ran Gloria Jeans as I may have mentioned before. I was the group managing director there for a couple of years doing the turn around and it was a difficult situation. We had a lot of stakeholders, a lot of issues,...

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