Although you may recognize that fostering greater collaboration can lead to better ideas, you may be struggling to find the roadmap to becoming a more collaborative leader. In the July-August issue of Harvard Business Review, Herminia Ibarra and Morten Hansen show us the way in the article
“Spotlight on Collaboration: Are You a Collaborative Leader? How Great CEO’s keep their teams connected.”.
It requires skills in four key areas: playing the role of the connector, attracting diverse talent, modeling collaboration, and showing a strong hand to keep teams from getting mired in debate and too many meetings.
Ibarra and Hansen draw a bright line between collaboration and the ability to harness the power of connections, reaching out and engaging talent who work on the fringe and include people int he twenties.
Get it now and talk it over with your leaders and watch the ideas come alive.