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Cooperative Intelligence: Constructive Business Habits

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Many people are self centered and expect others to help them, just because. They are entitled. Those who practice cooperative intelligence don't focus on self-interest, but seek the common good. They find ways to help others and they, in turn can be your resource. Learn about the 3 building blocks of cooperative intelligence: cooperative leadership, cooperative connection and cooperative communication. Learn why cooperative intelligence is good business.

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Cooperative Intelligence: Constructive Business Habits

  1. 1. Cooperative Intelligence Constructive Business Habits Copyright ©2016 Ellen Naylor, The Business Intelligence Source
  2. 2. Competitive Intelligence: Too Much Focus on Process Planning & Direction Information Process & Storage Collection Analysis & Production Dissemination Identify Needs of Users & Decisionmakers Other Users 1 2 3 4 5 6 Low Emphasis on People Skills Copyright ©2016 Ellen Naylor, The Business Intelligence Source
  3. 3. Competitive Intelligence versus Cooperative Intelligence • Competitive Intelligence: Discover the strengths and vulnerabilities of competitors/marketplace leading to a winning strategy. • Cooperative Intelligence: Find ways to help others and they, in turn can be your resource. • Instead of focusing on self-interest, seek the common good. “You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.” Winston Churchill Copyright ©2016 Ellen Naylor, The Business Intelligence Source
  4. 4. Cooperative Intelligence 1. Leadership and Motivation 2. Connecting 3. Communication Key People Skills Copyright ©2016 Ellen Naylor, The Business Intelligence Source
  5. 5. Why Cooperative Intelligence? An Eye for an Eye Makes the Whole World Blind Ghandi In addition to analytic and strategic thinking, People Skills are essential….. Bloggers, Social Media … so many connections to People! Accuracy! Beware of Digital Share! Copyright ©2016 Ellen Naylor, The Business Intelligence Source
  6. 6. 1. Leadership: It Starts with YOU • Your Vision? • Value Proposition? • Your Strengths? • Your Weaknesses • The Group’s Collective Value Proposition? • Who are you Reaching? Sales, Marketing, Executives, Technical, Finance, Legal • Outside the Company? Customers, Suppliers, Analysts, Regulators, Reporters/PR, Consultants "Look for the good in everybody, starting with yourself." ~Marie T. Freeman~ Copyright ©2016 Ellen Naylor, The Business Intelligence Source
  7. 7. Your Positive Attitude • “There is a universe of Possibilities and Choices.” (Zanders) • “Inside every block of stone or marble dwells a beautiful statue.” Michelangelo • Be a source for acknowledgement and appreciation • When angry, frustrated, “Be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to act.” Biblical dictum Copyright ©2016 Ellen Naylor, The Business Intelligence Source
  8. 8. Don’t Take Yourself Too Seriously!!! • Lighten up, often lightens up those around you • When make mistakes, “How Fascinating!” • Their EGO is an opportunity, not an obstacle • Check Your EGO at the door • Take a TIME OUT if you need more time to think: you don’t need to decide RIGHT AWAY "A smile is the lighting system of the face, the cooling system of the head and the heating system of the heart." Unknown Copyright ©2016 Ellen Naylor, The Business Intelligence Source
  9. 9. Be A Problem-Solver • Be hard on the problem: soft on the people • Acknowledge their interests as part of the problem • Understanding the importance of face saving • Look ahead and anticipate Copyright ©2016 Ellen Naylor, The Business Intelligence Source
  10. 10. 2. Connecting • Communicate who you are • Light a spark • Build Trust • Social capital: Connections add economic value Copyright ©2016 Ellen Naylor, The Business Intelligence Source
  11. 11. Practical Motivators: Developing Connections • Job Function… • Sales • Marketing • Executive • Equity Analysts • Personality Style • Myers Briggs, DiSC: Chemistry • Outside Interests • Charitable Causes, Associations, Hobbies Passion • Personal Issues… Copyright ©2016 Ellen Naylor, The Business Intelligence Source
  12. 12. Cooperative Connection: One person at a time Be a Giver Problem Solver Clear Communication! Currencies of Exchange Positive Attitude Don’t Take Yourself Too Seriously Your Customers "Give the world the best you have and the best will come back to you." Madeline Bridge Copyright ©2016 Ellen Naylor, The Business Intelligence Source
  13. 13. Relationship Motivation& Management Rapport Communication Mechanisms Database & Nag System Network Nodes Build a Productive Network What do you need from the network? ©Dorothy Orszulak, Executive & Career Coach dorszulak@comcast.net Network Composition
  14. 14. Currencies of Exchange = Helping Opportunities Information References Introductions Advice/ Counsel Support What constitutes a Home Run for your client? ©Dorothy Orszulak, Executive & Career Coach dorszulak@comcast.net
  15. 15. Treat Your Customers with Respect • Listen: Put yourself in their shoes • Do what you say you’re going to do, when you say you’re going to do it! • Build processes and attitudes to treat customers exceptionally • Create warmth and friendliness with every customer interaction • Make decisions that reflect a reverence for long-term relationships Copyright ©2016 Ellen Naylor, The Business Intelligence Source
  16. 16. 3. Communicating Cooperatively • Become a trusted advisor • Technology masks communication • Less practice with personal communication • Competence & preference for communicating Copyright ©2016 Ellen Naylor, The Business Intelligence Source
  17. 17. Clear Communication • Communicate to be understood • Speak straight • The quality of your answers is directly related to the quality of your questions • Give them a stake in the outcome: make sure they participate in the process • Set and ask for expectations • Take responsibility • Follow-up on everything Copyright ©2016 Ellen Naylor, The Business Intelligence Source
  18. 18. Miscommunication 4 Common Causes 1. Don’t understand 2. Customer users not talking directly to Developers 3. The Requestor may not “Hear” you 4. Misunderstanding: What one says, the other may Misinterpret Copyright ©2016 Ellen Naylor, The Business Intelligence Source
  19. 19. Communicating Effectively • Listen actively to what’s being SAID • Ask for clarification • Paraphrase • Take in the other person’s perceptions, needs and constraints • Recognition: Acknowledge the other person’s point Copyright ©2016 Ellen Naylor, The Business Intelligence Source
  20. 20. I/We/You/Me • Tell the We Story: be inclusive • What do we want to happen here? • What’s the best for us? • What’s our next step? • Speak about yourself not them • I feel let down. Not, “You broke your word.” • Please correct me if I am wrong. • Can I ask you a few questions to see if my facts are right? • Let me see if I understand what you’re saying? • I am not following you. Copyright ©2016 Ellen Naylor, The Business Intelligence Source
  21. 21. Ellen Naylor: +1.720.480.9499 Ellen@EllenNaylor.com http://EllenNaylor.com http://cooperativeintelligenceblog.com http://twitter.com/EllenNaylor www.linkedin.com/in/EllenNaylorColorado Let me know how you use cooperative intelligence!

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