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Jim is a consultant who has worked internationally to help companies develop and execute strategic plans
Expert in leveraging technology, process transformation and business strategy
Works with large multi-nationals and innovative startups (particularly “green tech”)
His approach is distinctly collaborative and team based
His work – both nationally and internationally -- has been featured in publications such as the Cutter Journal. His consulting career has included roles as Global Vice President for DMR Consulting and Principal at Ernst & Young.
He is the current president of CMC Canada’s Toronto Chapter
Any team…if it focuses on performance regardless of where it is in an organization or what it does – will deliver results well beyond what individuals acting alone in non-team working situations could achieve…
We can truly start to understand teams – We can dispel the myths. We can really understand what they are, how they are formed, the rules that govern team functions.
We can cut the crap and start talking realistically about teams. We can start talking about teams not as something moral or inborn but as a way of working that has to be learned . We can honestly look at the barriers and address the reasons for failure.
We can learn some of the skills that are needed to work effectively and practice them .
Perhaps most puzzling is the strong impression of intentional centralized control. Yet all evidence indicates that flock motion must be merely the aggregate result of the actions of individual animals, each acting solely on the basis of its local perception of the world." - Craig Reynolds
Primordial image, character, or pattern of circumstances that recurs throughout literature and thought consistently enough to be considered universal.
Britannica concise Peter Senge brought this term to business in the Fifth Discipline
Ingrained In Us All We are almost “pre-programmed” to avoid successful collaboration. It has to do with our perceptions and is rooted in how we communicate .
Our Filters Create Our Individual View Of The World.. We filter information in three ways. We: Delete Distort Hallucinate Noam Chomsky – Transformational Grammar 1957
Our Filters Create Our Individual View Of The World.. We filter information in three ways. We: Delete Distort Generalize Combine that with our predisposition to attribute … And we are always harsher with others…
Build awareness – make unconscious patterns visible and disarm them.
Harness diversity – the power of AND
Build trust – change the game
Forming Checklist Set clear goals Make them measurable Define the scope Take stock of the resources List assumptions Explore risks Agree on any deadlines But Do NOT fix roles – yet! Forming is an act of exploration! It’s a time to define the questions! And the process! Don’t jump to solutions!
Some Basic Rules of Engagement Can Be Set Here Politeness Not Platitudes
Like teamwork, trust is built consciously and lost easily … If you consider it a functional necessity and not a moral imperative , you might be more successful at building and maintaining it.
Summary - Making Lemonade Collaboration is the most effective way to achieve breakthrough performance – no matter where it is.
Our Focus Is Collaboration Collaboration – builds sustainable relationships focused on a shared pursuit of one or more common goals or objectives.
Collaboration Collaboration – is not a natural state. It is a learned behaviour and a conscious process that it built and constantly maintained. It starts with awareness and agreement
Collaboration Collaboration – is not a natural state. It is a learned behaviour and a conscious process that it built and constantly maintained. It follows a process. A process you can improve with practice.