Let’s Stop Confusing Cooperation and Teamwork with Collaboration

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Often the words collaboration, coordination, and cooperation are used to describe effective teamwork. Coordination and cooperation is essential for effective and efficient work accomplishment, and some research supports the notion that some face-to-face time makes a big difference. Mayer’s decision might create better teamwork – cooperation, communication and coordination – but it won’t create collaboration unless she is intentional about creating a collaborative culture.

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How to Increase Employee Cooperation and Collaboration

Tony Mayo

Would you like to more than triple the chances that your employees will volunteer to help a colleague or a customer? In just two months. For free. Encourage your staff to meditate for 20 minutes per day. That is the conclusion from a recent study. The results were striking. Although only 16 [.]. For Executives Management Meditation Stress

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Cooperation and Outward Spiraling Success Loops

Mike Cardus

For that loop to exist the Cooperation Loop must also exist. The cooperation loop is a mindset of working to find cooperation …any size large and small and develop practice of building from that cooperation. Seems like we have some cooperation. Who is in charge of the accounts that are getting the cooperation you are looking for? We created cooperation work teams. We met in 2 weeks and shared cooperation stories. We know the Resistance Loop.

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The January 2013 Leadership Development Carnival: Best of 2012 Edition

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to The January 2013 Leadership Development Carnival: Best of 2012 Edition! I chose this post not just because it elicited strong interest from readers in many countries, but because it may help foster personal reflection and inquiry at the start of 2013. Expect to hear much more from her in 2013.". picked Happy New Year: Holiday Challenge for 2013. This is my best work as it relates to the brand new year of 2013.

No Joke: The April 1st, 2013 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the April 1st, 2013 Leadership Development Carnival! Jesse Lyn Stoner from Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog presents Let's Stop Confusing Cooperation and Teamwork with Collaboration. Using collaboration, cooperation and teamwork interchangeably dilutes their meaning and diminishes the potential to create powerful, collaborative environments. I’ve never been a fan of practical jokes, so April fool’s Day is one of my least favorite days of the year.

Christmas: A Time to Show Your Softer Side

Lead Change Blog

Leadership Development cooperation morale team spirit Posted in Leadership Development Winter is here and with it comes Christmas and festive fun; however, how can you use the festive period to your advantage? The run up to Christmas is the ideal time for you to let your hair down and show your staff and your colleagues that although you’re responsible and often enforce your role as [.]

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5 Tips for Teaching Children Cooperation

Ron Edmondson

I wanted us to enjoy the day together as a family and I knew if I told them in advance what I planned for us to do and how we would do it, there would have been no cooperation on their part. Are there days we simply wish they would cooperate, because we know in advance that if they will, everything will be so much better? Do we want our children to cooperate with others, maybe even others with whom they do not agree on every issue? Model cooperation with others.

Why Do Women Work Better Together Than Men?

Next Level Blog

Current Affairs General Leadership Cooperation leadership women One of the few encouraging things that came out of the Federal government shutdown fiasco that ended last week was that the women of the US Senate were instrumental in working together to solve it. As reported in the New York Times and elsewhere, the women of the Senate from both sides of the aisle took it upon themselves to start talking and keep talking until they figured out a way out.

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Favorites of 2013–Team Building and Leadership Images Used in Presentations & Workshops

Mike Cardus

With the end of the year approaching, this week is great to share some of my favorites of 2013. Favorite Images Used in Workshops and Presentations 2013. Cooperation and Outward Spiraling Success Loops. Here is the schedule it may change; 12/26/13 – Team Building & Leadership Articles. 12/27/13 – Images Used in Presentations & Workshops. 12/30/13 – Team Building & Leadership Photos. 12/31/13 – Team Building & Leadership Activities / Simulations.

How IDEO brings design to corporate America

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is the introduction to a “must read” article written by Dinah Eng for FORTUNE Magazine (April 11, 2013). Whittier Professor at Stanford Edison Achievement Award for Innovation Fortune Magazine How IDEO brings design to corporate America National Academy of Engineers National Design Award in Product Design Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum

The Art of Perfect Timing

Leading Blog

One example of a sequence issue is Cooper Union’s decision to build a 166 million dollar engineering building on its campus in New York with the hope that a donor would step forward to fund the building. As of May 2013, nobody has. We say timing is everything. And it is. But most of time it just seems like good luck. In When , Stuart Albert says that using the right tools we can become better at managing and deciding issues of timing. Good timing is a skill that can be acquired.

Do you believe that to attain anything, control is a necessity?

Coaching Tip

We don''t begin by controlling the process, but by laying down the foundation based on cooperation. GETTING IT DONE: How to Achieve Results and Accomplish Fulfillment in Work and Life " shows business professionals how to get results and strike balance through positive relations and cooperation. " Getting it Done " is a personal and professional guidebook that gives pointed direction on how to mindfully create the best possible personal experience and professional outcome.

If it’s Stupid, It’s not our Policy!

N2Growth Blog

The checks and balances our founders developed created a firewall against passionate governing and called for cooperation to get things done. Cooperation: The leader who emerges will be known for their willingness to compromise and cooperate. This will not be their first cooperative rodeo but it may be the first time they’ve enlisted the support of others. Their previous cooperation will have paid this forward.

Adversaries into Allies

Leading Blog

Manipulation aims at control, not cooperation. Adversaries into Allies is Leadership 101. Every leader that aspires to be a good leader should read Bob Burg’s book on influence. Unless you are able to influence the way others think and act, your chances for success in any aspect of your life are limited.”. Leadership is intentional influence.

People are Job 1

Leading Blog

Trustworthy leaders succeed in the marketplace because their trustworthiness provides them with two key competitive advantages: first, they benefit from the cooperation of employees with each other, across departments, and throughout the organization as a whole; and second they engender a deep, strong commitment among employees to the long-term success of the company, its mission, and its vision as expressed by the leader.

Advice: Manage Well by Leading Better

N2Growth Blog

Leadership is not a solitary endeavor; it only works with the cooperation of others. By John Baldoni , Chair, Leadership Development, N2growth. Management is your day job; leadership is your career. That is a variation on a comment I heard recently from an executive who was speaking about the responsibilities that senior managers have to lead their organizations through change. Managers are expected to handle the workload; leaders are expected to determine what comes next.

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 12/2/13)

First Friday Book Synopsis

I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind Jocelyn Glei, Editor Innovating Analytics: Word of Mouth Index- Use the Next Generation of Net Promoter to Increase Sales and Drive Results […]. Bob''s blog entries "Don’t dumb down — brain up!" "My

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Why People Quit Their Jobs | Top Ten Reasons People Quit

Chart Your Course

Management fails to deal with poor performers causing greater conflict and stress while at the same time preaching teamwork and cooperation. From my years of experience as a business consultant, I have identified a “Top Ten” list of reasons why people quit. Management demands that one person do the jobs of two or more people, resulting in longer days and weekend work.

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What Does It Take To Be A Connected Leader?

Tanveer Naseer

Being a Connected Leader Attributes Analyzing Deciding Delivering Cooperating Clowning Beyond attributes are the 5 leadership behaviours where the connected leader becomes a rare specimen; one that is capable of not only inclusion ( becoming ) and open execution ( being ) but one that is magnanimous and panoptic. The following is a guest piece by Dan Pontefract. The Italian town of Pisa is an interesting place full of contrasts.

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Six Principles of Persuasion for Leaders

Lead on Purpose

People are more likely to oblige requests from people they like and know well, and we tend to like those who are similar and those who give compliments, and cooperate well. Guest post by Brad Zomick. There is no worse feeling then when you are trying to lead a group and no one on the team is taking you seriously. Nobody listening to you makes it difficult, or even impossible, to achieve your shared goal.

Carefrontation — The Ultimate Leadership Trait

Great Leadership By Dan

It was clear that we would get a lot more done if we could move the culture toward a higher level of trust and cooperation and away from the zero sum game to which they were accustomed. Team members started cooperating and collaborating at a level that got them, and me, noticed. Guest post by Mark Hopkins : The best leadership tip I ever received came from a pastor’s sermon during a non-denominational service in Yosemite Valley Chapel.

Maybe we should call it disincentive pay

Tony Mayo

The founder and CEO of Amazon seems to agree with Dan Pink’s famous TED video that incentive compensation plans can be detrimental to creativity, cooperation and–ultimately–companies. We pay very low cash compensation relative to most companies. We also have no incentive compensation of any kind. And the reason we don’t is because it […]. For Executives Compensation

Inconsistent Bossing: A Surefire Way to Disengage

Great Leadership By Dan

Positive emotions created more cooperation; negative emotions increased conflict and decreased cooperative decision-making. Guest post from Nicole Lipkin : We all have those days when our words and actions don''t come out the way we intended. Or we take our stress out on others. We intend to give a compliment or a simple criticism and it instead sounds more critical than we really feel. Between friends, a simple “I’m sorry, I’m just stressed lately” can repair these missteps.

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Leading for Others

Great Leadership By Dan

History suggests that women will not be able to fully dismantle the ceiling by sheer force of will and talent without the active contribution and cooperation of male leaders. Guest post from Bill Treasurer: A lot of leaders default to creating duplicates at the top. It’s natural to gravitate toward, and develop bonds with, people who look like, talk like, and think like we do.

How to Handle 3 Kinds of Conflict

Great Leadership By Dan

When it doesn't work, they then get frustrated and angry at the "lack of cooperation" and unwillingness to "calm down" from the other party. Conflict is inevitable, both in the workplace and in our personal lives. Learning how to handle, manage, deal with, and/or resolve conflict is a critical skill for any leader. A lot of leaders make the mistake of using the same conflict management strategy for all kinds of conflict.

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Five Rules for Giving Employees Feedback

Chart Your Course

Consider the word “feedback” as a more cooperative alternative. Drive Performance with Regular Feedback! We all know how to praise and reward, but giving constructive criticism to your employees is also important. Addressing a problem can be awkward, and many managers avoid criticizing their staff until a problem swells out of control. This is poor leadership and can be avoided by guiding employees’ performance with consistent feedback.

GC18: Game-Inspired Tactics to Engage Employees

Engaging Leader

Examples mentioned: Keas (complete solution) JP Morgan (small steps) DTE Energy Expedition (low-tech) Resources Mentioned in This Episode Video: Foldit Co-creator Seth Cooper talks about the power of games to motivate action. This episode takes a step back from specific gamification solutions to discuss the bigger picture of this hot, but still-emerging trend.

Malcolm Gladwell – He is Interested in Testing and Pressing Against Received Wisdom

First Friday Book Synopsis

Anderson Cooper: What do you think he’s interested in achieving? Is it that he’s got an opinion and he wants everybody else to agree with it? David Remnick (editor of The New Yorker): Absolutely just the opposite. I think what he’s interested in is testing and pressing against received wisdom, most of the time what […]. Randy''s blog entries

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How To Cope With a Wildcard Teammate

Great Results Team Building

Select one of the more cooperative and open minded members of your team and pair them up with the wildcard. If you explain the situation clearly they are likely to understand and make an attempt to cooperate with you. --. Have you ever looked out across a busy street and noticed a group of people with one person trailing behind looking incredibly uncomfortable?

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(20 Steps to) Effective Media Relations

Women on Business

Be open and cooperative. The first step to effective media relations is shaking off the notion that editors and reporters are the enemy. Sure they may not be the best at returning phone calls and emails, and occasionally turn their nose up at your pitch, but get them alone in a dark alley, and they’ll admit to needing you just as much as you need them. Even when you’re doing the chasing, they’re still the ones that have to turn in a good story at the end of the day.

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The Time is Now to Become an Entrepreneur

Mills Scofield

We have amassed corporate sponsors including Google, Microsoft, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Softlayer, Fasken Martineau, Real Ventures, and FounderFuel. I met Ilan Saks through my education entrepreneur guru Aron Solomon who has never steered me wrong. Ilan , Founder of The Founder Project , is no exception and I can''t wait for The Founder Project to come stateside!

Championship Teams ARE Touchy-Feely

Great Results Team Building

Championship teams ARE touchy-feely, according to research conducted a few years ago in a study titled "Tactile Communication, Cooperation and Performance: An Ethological Study of the NBA.". Their research found that good teams all tend to be much more touchy-feely than bad ones are , and that teams whose players reached out with high-fives or other physical contact to touch each other the most often were also more cooperative and cohesive and successful.

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Seven Reasons to Develop Conflict Confidence

The Recovering Engineer

To resolve a conflict, you need the other person’s cooperation. Since you cannot demand or force cooperation, you have no control over how the other person will respond to your efforts. At one time, I thought I taught conflict resolution. Over time, I have come to realize that I don’t really teach conflict resolution as much as I teach conflict confidence.

We Need More Heart In Our Work, (with a Touch of JAY Z) – You Know: Where Your Treasure is, There will Your Heart Be Also…

First Friday Book Synopsis

Robert Cooper — The Other 90%: How to Unlock Your Vast Untapped Potential for Leadership and Life For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. People won’t put their hearts into something they don’t believe in. They might put their intellect, but not their hearts. Matthew 6:21 ——————– We are dog sitting […]. Randy''s blog entries

What Fatherhood Can Teach Us About Leadership


Our data shows that consumers trust one in four companies on average, and people now prefer to work with, support, and purchase from companies that engage them openly, honestly, and cooperatively. [Editor’s Note: John Gerzema and Michael D’Antonio are the authors of The New York Times Best Selling Book, Athena Doctrine: How Women (And the Men Who Think Like Them) Will Rule The Future. All stories are first hand-accounts through interviews.

Mars Incorporated: A Sweet Place to Work

Coaching Tip

95 on the 2013 list, Mars boasts employees who love not only the products they make but also the office culture and the company's long-standing principles. And since these managers would increase their effectiveness with more warmth and tactful communication (read: effective team cooperation), Mars leadership encourages them to get a personal executive coach along with experienced mentors. . Source: FORTUNE, February 4, 2013. ?

How to Turn Group Work into Teamwork

Great Results Team Building

If you are an educator, you have most likely attempted group work, or “cooperative learning,” at some point over the recent past. Teachers are all too familiar with how attempts at group work can deteriorate into unfocused social time or a majority of the responsibility being unfairly placed on one conscientious individual, while others slack off. Classrooms across the country are filled with situations just like that.

Simplify Leadership and Focus on What’s Essential

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Competitive and cooperative. Guest Post by Bill Treasurer. Leadership: It’s amazing how complicated leadership “experts” have made the topic. I know because I am one of them. I am a senior ranking officer in what can only be called the Legion of Leadership Complexifiers (the LLC). We members of the LLC make our livelihood plumbing, parsing, and peddling leadership concepts. We use fancy words and nitpick the life out of the subject.

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Guest Blogger Nathan Zeldes: Why and How to Communicate Across Company Lines


If you’re truly fearless, negotiate collaborations with a number of other companies (and, possibly, academic research groups) where you will all cooperate to develop new insight. That done, my advice is to try and identify partners on the other side that are as eager to cooperate as you are, and move to an informal and friendly relationship with them. Have you tried to communicate with your peers in other organizations lately?

6 Interview Questions To Ask To Identify A Leader

Eric Jacobson

What is the toughest group from which you''ve had to get cooperation? The next time you are interviewing a candidate and you want to access their leadership skills, consider asking the candidate these questions : What personal qualities define you as a leader? Describe a situation when these qualities helped you lead others. Give an example of when you demonstrated good leadership. Have you ever had difficulty getting others to accept your ideas? What was your approach? Did it work?

Weekly Round-Up: Leadership Obstacles, CEO Authenticity & more


3 Everyday Leadership Lessons for Managers By: Achim Nowak via Switch & Shift Blog I never watch Anderson Cooper. Welcome to my weekly round-up of top leadership and communication blog posts. Each week I read and tweet several great articles and on Fridays pull some of the best together here on my blog. So in case you’ve missed them, here is this week’s round-up of top posts. They’ll provide you with tips, strategies and thought-starters from many of the smart folks in my network.

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Lessons in Cambodian Silk Supply Chains

Mills Scofield

I am incredibly fortunate to work with an amazing women’s sewing cooperative in Cambodia where several dozen women work in safe and fair working conditions. Marcelia Muehlke one of the great young entrepreneurs I get to hang out with. She''s just your ''average'' 20- something creating an international supply chain in the fashion industry, and succeeding.

Resistance to Change. Fear of Temporary Incompetence

Mike Cardus

The same group of managers who were enthusiastic about management development and applied leadership to the organization, turned from cooperators to resistors in 3 days! Following my own advice of seeing resistance as a gift and a chance to determine how to cooperate, here are some lessons learned. It is helpful to listen, agree and cooperate. Talk to discover slightly different viewpoints for cooperation. Photo Credit.