6 ways to collaborate with so-called "competitors"

As a consultant with a passion for collaboration, I’d like to think I’m somewhat cured of the antiquated notion of competition. We are not playing a “zero sum” game as we often unconsciously believe. Individual identity doesn’t matter nearly so much as the connections we create with one another. I believe that when we ally with those who are our most unlikely allies, it can fuel our creativity in unimaginable ways. Here are some ways I have partnered with those whom I choose not to think of as competitors but rather more like “co-players” . . .

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Putting "I" back in "team": What I learned from my transition from entrepreneurship to intrapreneurship

Since grade school we’ve been taught to fit in, to conform AND to be exceptional, to win the competition - and it has become overwhelmingly obvious that these oppositional goals aren’t working for us. So many of us are aching to “abandon ship” because organizations are too demanding and those of us who indeed launch out on our own quickly find ourselves faced with at the very least burnout and at the very worst deep loneliness. In this article, I share with you some of the ups and downs of my own journey of discovering this deeply rooted problem and developing some possible solutions…

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Telling Stories with Data: Dos and Don'ts for Beginners and Experts

Nowadays, we all seem to be swimming in endless data and information. This can present exciting opportunities to understand our work and its impact more deeply. It also means that if we want to help others understand, we need to be able to share data and information in ways that truly cut through the noise. Here are some dos and don'ts to keep in mind as you create game-changing data stories…

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23+ podcasts for information and inspiration

This month I feel called to share something I never have before: a curated list of some of my favorite podcasts.

I find podcasts to be both the most convenient and the most fun way to explore a diversity of perspectives on any given topic. Here's some that I go to for regular doses of inspiration and guidance. As my interests are so diverse, you are bound to stumble on some serendipitous conversations and connections....

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