By Gerry Murray. 04-04-2021
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"Openness doesn't come from resisting our fears but rather from getting to know them well"
~ Pema Chodron
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I've been fortunate over the years to have attended some excellent training courses with some amazing trainers.
None more so than with my next podcast guest, Jim Tamm, who fits into that category. Jim has recently brought out the 2nd edition of his book Radical Collaboration.
It features new and updated content based on Jim and co-author Ron Luyet's additional research and insights into effective collaboration.
Collaboration has become such an essential component in an organisation's success, yet still many people struggle to collaborate effectively. Online tools alone will not work without a collaborative mindset, skills and behaviours.
Drawing on his research and extensive experience, Jim provides us with insights and tips on how to create and embed a collaborative culture in an organisation.
He also reveals what's new in the 2nd edition of his book.
Have a listen...
I used to have an open mind
but my brains kept falling out.
3 artisans met on a boat. One was French, another one was Indian and the last one was Chinese.
One day on a long boring cruise, they decided to collaborate on a piece of art. All 3 agreed and the Indian started to work on a clay vase. Once it was done, the other 2 stared at it and complimented the Indian.
It was the French guy's turn. He painted pretty floral designs on the vase and it turned out really well. He too got a compliment from the others.
Now it was the Chinese guy's turn. He flipped the vase and at the bottom of it, he carved the words "MADE IN CHINA".
A doctor sees an obese women to advise her about weight loss.
The women defensively says, "Look, I'm obese. My sister is obese. My mother is obese. My kids are obese. My brother is obese. Obesity runs in my family." The doctor replies, "It sounds like nobody runs in your family."