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.

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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. Model cooperation with others. Do a service project together.

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It Is Helpful to Listen, Agree, Cooperate. Discover Different Viewpoints :: Resistance to Change

Mike Cardus

It is helpful to listen, agree and cooperate. Talk to discover slightly different viewpoints for cooperation. It is helpful to listen, agree and cooperate. talk to discover slightly different viewpoints for cooperation. In ‘ Resistance to Change.

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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. If you consistently overload your best people with “important projects” three things might happen.

The Time is Now to Become an Entrepreneur

Mills Scofield

Ilan , Founder of The Founder Project , is no exception and I can''t wait for The Founder Project to come stateside! We have amassed corporate sponsors including Google, Microsoft, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Softlayer, Fasken Martineau, Real Ventures, and FounderFuel.

Advice: Manage Well by Leading Better

N2Growth Blog

Keep the projects on time and within budget by putting people into positions where they can succeed. Leadership is not a solitary endeavor; it only works with the cooperation of others. By John Baldoni , Chair, Leadership Development, N2growth.

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Inconsistent Bossing: A Surefire Way to Disengage

Great Leadership By Dan

Bosses can take a moment when they arrive to work (or whenever necessary) to self-evaluate their mindset, see where there thoughts lay to make sure they don’t project their own whimsical emotions on others. The same ripple effect can of course occur when projecting negativity.

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Using Good Decision Making Procedures can have a Positive Effect on the Team

Mike Cardus

Team members will be more committed to the course of action, and more willing to do the project work. In what ways can I increase the cooperation & agreement ? Have you ever experienced a project manager, manager who was overly reliant on consensus?

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.

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


Better yet, in some cases this allowed me to strike alliances and mount joint projects with like-minded engineers and managers – to the benefit of all our organizations. Have you tried to communicate with your peers in other organizations lately?

Instead of looking for the Problems. Start looking for the Exceptions

Mike Cardus

These fictions can be seen either as cooperation or resistance ; they are one or the other. Pattern of Cooperation. I suggest that instead of looking for the problems’ resistance you simply start looking for the exceptions’ cooperation. “

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8 Guidelines for Leadership Coaching and Team Building Activities

Mike Cardus

The effort is finding exceptions to the problem and determining how the team and person cooperate best. Then changing my interaction with them to cooperate in the best way to achieve shared goals. Pre-Animate: Project Planning Team Building Activity.

How to Avoid Starting a Turf War When Implementing Change

Change Starts Here

In other cases, someone else is already working on a similar project, and you’ve been tasked with absorbing it into your initiative. As a change agent, your role can be seen as meddling in another person’s area.

Change in Companies and Teams is Not Only Possible, it is Inevitable

Mike Cardus

When consulting and working on long-term projects with teams, the initial meeting is used to determine: Where is the team right now? Plus it helps, for you the facilitator, to be on the look out for cooperation. Photo Credit.

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Ensure Smooth Transitions for Successful Change

Change Starts Here

Although construction was moving along smoothly, it became apparent to the project’s director, Brian Horgan, that moving people would not be as easy. In December 2010, the project team met for a one-day workshop to take stock of the potential “people issues” created by the move.

Fear of Loss of Group Membership is More Powerful Than Management

Mike Cardus

We changed the reporting structure to show the number of people who got their budget reports in on time and posted public reports ( by the hour at first then eventually monthly ) to show who is getting things in on time and how that is reflecting the allocation of $$ to their projects.

Team Building and Leadership Development Simon Graduate School of Business

Mike Cardus

I am very proud to have facilitated for the 4th year in a row University of Rochester NY Simon Graduate School of Business Executive MBA Program.

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6 Silent Productivity and Profitability Pitfalls, part 5 of 7

Strategy Driven

Rather than attempting to replace people, our IT systems, processes, and products should be aimed at enabling the human cooperation, collaboration, and innovation that are essential to growing a business. Silent Killer #4: Worship of Information.

Expand Your Coaching

Marshall Goldsmith

The project began when I met with Bruce Jones, CEO of Clarkson, and Mary Washington, EVP of Human Resources. They shared information with each other to help improve cross-functional teamwork, synergy, and cooperation. My experience is clear: If leaders get feedback, follow-up, and involve their co-workers in the change process, they get better. by Marshall Goldsmith.

Accountants Will Save the World

Harvard Business Review

Last June, I raised a few eyebrows when I told attendees at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio (aka Rio+20 ) that "accountants would save the world." But I meant it.

The Big Barrier to High-Value Health Care: Destructive Self-Interest

Harvard Business Review

In the mid-Atlantic region of the United States, an effort is under way to get insurers, providers, employers, and unions to cooperate in creating a system that can reduce total health care costs and premiums while achieving better outcomes.

Collaborate with a Loved One Without Ruining Your Relationship

Harvard Business Review

In fact, if you look into what it takes to work closely with a loved one on a project like this, there are lessons for any creative collaboration between people who care about each other. As children, they shared a bedroom and worked on many projects together.

The End of Banks as We Know Them?

Harvard Business Review

Although he remained ultimately responsible for paying back the loan, the project was able to go ahead because he enjoyed the support of individuals within the community who wanted the shop.

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Rethinking Security for the Internet of Things

Harvard Business Review

As consumer demand for connected devices increases (and projections from Cisco and others suggest that there will be 50 billion connected devices by 2020), traditional manufacturers will, en masse, become manufacturers of connected devices.

Do You Have the IT For the Coming Digital Wave?

Harvard Business Review

Company and unit leaders need to ensure that IT is in a leading position on all key digital projects. Different standards of project and portfolio management are also required with more flexibility in demand management and budgeting methods.

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Beware Trading Privacy for Convenience

Harvard Business Review

National Security Agency has been conducting in cooperation with telephone and Internet companies has raised the awareness level a bit. Doc Searls and the Project VRM community have been advocating Personal Data Stores for quite some time. We pay for things with the swipe of a finger.

How Long Will You Be Willing to Tweet for Free?

Harvard Business Review

While Benkler is clearly a big fan of Wikipedia, Project Gutenberg, and other such cooperative efforts, he never said the "peer production" he was talking about had to be nonprofit. As Benkler writes in his latest book, The Penguin and the Leviathan: How Cooperation Triumphs Over Self-Interest , the evidence that humans are motivated by things other than money keeps growing every day. Seven years ago, Nicholas Carr and Yochai Benkler made a bet.

Sustainable Business Initiatives Will Fail Unless Leaders Change Their Mindset

Harvard Business Review

The system changes required to make value chains sustainable require unprecedented levels of trust and cooperation among economic actors. To see why the integrated mindset works better, consider the particular case of a global corporation evaluating the sustainability of major projects in developing countries. The opposition by these local groups led to the abandonment of the project. And then there is the infamous Madagascar Daewoo project.

Crowdfunding’s Big-Bang Moment

Harvard Business Review

The company’s website reported that Kickstarter has now funded over 50,000 projects , with pledges coming from over 5,000,000 individual backers. Since its founding in 2009, Kickstarter has helped fledgling projects raise nearly $1 billion in donations. Organizers determine a minimal level of funding they need to bring the project to fruition, and establish premiums associated with different levels of contribution.

Empathetic Negotiation Saved My Company

Harvard Business Review

Instead, we pointed out that if the supplier could show flexibility on its price now, both companies could expand cooperation to other products and services, thus gaining a foothold in the larger European Market. In other words, they could think of this project as an investment in growth rather than as a short-term profitable deal. Some years ago, one of our family’s trading companies was staring at ruin.

What Job Candidates Really Want: Meaningful Work

Harvard Business Review

A 2012 Pricewaterhouse Coopers survey found that 60% of CEOs did not believe they had the talent they needed to be successful, and one in four had to delay or forego market opportunities and strategic initiatives because they didn''t have the right talent. And iDE ''s Last Mile Loo project, an ambitious vision for beyond-grid sanitation systems, that hired a team of seasoned fundraisers to help them win $100K from the Lipman Family Prize at the Wharton School.

How the Crowd Is Solving an 800-Year-Old Mystery

Harvard Business Review

In cooperation with the National Geographic Society, Dr. Lin set up the mapping Mongolia initiative. The project is still live and more than 28,000 individuals have contributed image analysis data. Indiana Jones, the great (fictional) archaeologist, used his own brains and creativity to tackle the toughest intellectual puzzles in his quest for the Holy Grail.

The End of Banks as We Know Them?

Harvard Business Review

Although he remained ultimately responsible for paying back the loan, the project was able to go ahead because he enjoyed the support of individuals within the community who wanted the shop. Last week my father received a phone call from the branch director of his long-standing bank to offer him a new product. My father, instead of listening with confidence to the advice of a trustworthy agent, was immediately suspicious.

New Books from HBR Press for January

Harvard Business Review

Free-enterprise capitalism is the most powerful system for social cooperation and human progress ever conceived. Also check out the HBR Guide to Project Management and the HBR Guide to Managing Up and Across. Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business. by John Mackey and Rajendra S. Sisodia. Whole Foods Market cofounder John Mackey and professor Raj Sisodia argue for the inherent good of both business and capitalism.

Leadership Development Should Focus on Experiments

Harvard Business

Industry research, for example, shows that companies spent more than $24 billion on leadership and management training worldwide in 2013, an increase of 15% from 2012. Of the 75 participants, 80% completed their projects and produced tangible results and business insights.

The Comprehensive Business Case for Sustainability

Harvard Business

When firms fail to establish good relationships with their stakeholders, it can lead to increased conflict and reduced stakeholder cooperation. billion in mining projects since 2010. In 2013, GE had reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 32% and water use by 45% compared to 2004 and 2006 baselines, respectively, resulting in $300 million in savings.

Research: Arab Inventors Make the U.S. More Innovative

Harvard Business

innovation system, we ran an exercise matching Arabic first names with international patent applications filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). In the five-year period from 2009 to 2013, there were 8,786 U.S. the main home of Arab inventors, but the number of Arab patents increased 62% over 10 years, from 1,826 patent applications from 1999–2003 to 2,962 from 2009–2013. In 2013 there were approximately 1.02

A $10 Trillion Bet on China and India

Harvard Business Review

Just yesterday, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released a new report predicting that the economy of China will rebound and grow 8.5% in 2013 and 8.9% As we reported in our book, in China, annual per-capita income is projected to rise, on average, from about $4,400 in 2010 to $12,300 in 2020; in India, it will increase from $1,500 to $4,400.

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People Are Angry About Globalization. Here’s What to Do About It.

Harvard Business

A 2013 Pew Research survey found that business executives ranked ninth out of 10 professions in terms of social contribution, only placing ahead of lawyers. Pollutants that cross national borders to a significant extent — usually airborne ones — require cross-border cooperation. The U.S. is in the midst of a presidential campaign in which both candidates have adopted antitrade stances and one has taken a frankly xenophobic , isolationist stance.