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Rotary International Convention 2018 Savage Collaboration slides 90 minutes

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These are the slides used as the basis for my interactive session at the Rotary International Convention. We had tremendous insights from our participants.

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Rotary International Convention 2018 Savage Collaboration slides 90 minutes

  1. 1. Produce Better Outcomes Rotary International Convention 2018 David B. Savage Produce Better Outcomes With Well Designed Collaborations David B. Savage
  2. 2. We are living in a time when our organizations are faced with increasing; complexity, speed of change, challenges, differences in demographics, demands for our attention, and distractions. As Rotarians and leaders in all organizations around the world, we must make the most effective use of our human resources, time and money. Why:
  3. 3. Work is challenging. Volunteer work is challenging. Life is challenging. And getting more complex every week. Yet, we expect to be more productive and successful each day. We know that we can achieve far more, far more effectively and efficiently when we work together well. But how do we do that?
  4. 4. 1. To inspire participants to more successfully engage teams and capture opportunities 2. To understand the 10 Essential Steps to Collaboration and incorporate them into participants’ Rotary projects and professional and personal lives. 3. Participants will learn how to design their projects, teams, resources and assessments to create an evolving culture that attracts people, resources and communities. Produce better outcomes through well-designed collaborations
  5. 5. Let’s connect. Who are you? What frustrates you in your Rotary collaborations? Why did you select this session?
  6. 6. The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a worthy enterprise, and to encourage and foster: 1. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service 2. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society; 3. The application of the idea of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life; 4. The advancement of international understanding, good will, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
  7. 7.  access ideas?  innovate?  evaluate?  resource?  lead?  complete projects and collaborations? OK, we want to produce better outcomes given the Object of Rotary. How do I…
  8. 8. Triad discussion: 5 minutes then one person report back  What are examples of collaborations you think Rotary can do far better at?  Where can we produce better outcomes?
  9. 9. 2018 Leaders Rotary Survey  Canada  America  France Key results.
  10. 10. What are examples of collaborations you think Rotary can do far better at? And you?
  11. 11. What is an example of a poorly designed collaboration and what should be done better?
  12. 12. Sample of responses 14 • “I was attracted to Rotary as they have immense power globally in the multiplication of manpower and finance. However, it seems to me that many in the Rotary act ‘as their own boss’… Their appears to be resistance to change from some members and this may not allow for changes that may need to happen to adopt the next generation of Rotarians—and I think this needs to be a priority.” • “Often small, passionate groups of people band together and charge ahead but the balance of the club could be left behind. The problem is always the passionate few doing the heavy lifting but finding a key to keep all engaged would be beneficial.” • “Our District Leadership team is comprised of the District Board (10), Assistant Governors (13) and District Committees (5) which tend to operate in silos and not together as a collaborative team.”
  13. 13. Speaking from your experience in Rotary, where are we most challenged in meeting our objectives?
  14. 14. Speaking from your experience in Rotary, where are we most challenged in meeting our objectives? And you?
  15. 15. What are the top 3 characteristics of a well-designed collaboration?
  16. 16. Do you believe you have access to a concise useful guide through Rotary to help you collaborate?
  17. 17. Do you believe you have access to a concise useful guide through Rotary to help you collaborate?
  18. 18. “...organizations hit walls of resistance (partly of their own creation) which prevent collaborations succeeding. The problem is not with the idea of collaboration, but the way many have attempted to apply it. The solution lies in preparing your own organization for the change.” Jonathan Webb, Forbes “Collaboration is one of the most misused words today. It is thrown out in conversations without regard to what it actually means.” Rod McKay, ICD, HSFC “Collaboration designed and performed well is an opportunity explore interests, involve diverse perspectives, create dreams, innovate, generate collective wisdom and capture possibilities that no one alone could.” David B. Savage
  19. 19. www.davidbsavage.com
  20. 20. A Survey: A Process: Using Savage’s 10 Essential Steps to Collaboration, and excerpts from Rotary Leadership, readers will firstly, learn a framework to access, evaluate, decide, manage, communicate and then assess projects from the initial concept or request to the guiding successful, sustainable ad independent projects. A Checklist: We provide you with an improved checklist to guide you and your team. An Assessment: We, then, work through an assessment process to become more aware of your team and projects. A Template: A Conversation: We provide an opportunity for future interactive discussion that addresses your interests, questions, and hopes. Plus links to other experts. Better by Design: Your Best Collaboration Guide, a new handbook to help Rotary
  21. 21.  How do you show up in the three levels of leadership; self, group and world?  Do you show up differently in the three levels?  Reflect on the ways and behaviors in your leadership that you integrate the whole.  Reflect on the ways and behaviors of business leaders that do not integrate the whole.  Reflect on your beliefs on what the outcomes of both approaches most often create.  What are you mindful of based on these reflections?  Howmightyou changetheoutcomes ofyour businessdecisionsandinitiativesbyutilizingamore holisticapproach to collaboration? Is this some one you know? Here is my challenge to you:
  22. 22. Each group to discuss one step and how to do it. 5 minutes and then report back.
  23. 23. a) We are clear and transparent in our intention. b) We have positively experienced the value of collaboration together. c) We understand our RC’s/stakeholders’/ clients’/ community’s needs. d) Our communities, Rotary District, clients, stakeholders actively collaborate with us. e) We have a clearly stated set of agreed upon principles for working together that reflects the ethics and values. f) We have agreed upon decision making roles. g) We identify potentially conflicting interests and address them. h) We share information to encourage innovation. Samples of my Collaborative Leadership 360 Assessment Questions www.davidbsavage.com/360-degree-assessments/
  24. 24. Triad Discussions for 10 minutes then have one person report back 1. What is one Rotary project/ initiative that you think will benefit from a reappraisal or boost? 2. What is one thing you will do for that project? 3. Why does this matter to you? 4. How can we better collaborate as leaders? 5. What is one “ask” to this group? Given our discussion today:
  25. 25.  10 Essential Steps for Collaboration,  Your leadership,  System Design,  A Checklist,  Assessment,  A Rotary Survey, and  Better ways to complete your Rotary initiatives In this session, and in my 7 books, we explored:
  26. 26. Given our time together today, what is one thing you commit to do now?
  27. 27. www.DavidBSavage.com Break Through To Yes! All rights to these materials are reserved to Savage Management Ltd. Let’s Produce Better Outcomes for our Rotary International!

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