Robert Hargrove,leading authority on collaboration,offers a new leadership practice that unleashes the human spirit into action and creates limitless new possibilities. Hargrove shows how creative collaboration is much more effective in reaching desired goals than confrontation and mere cooperation (teamwork). Hargrove's powerful,concise,step-by-step process for creative collaboration maximizes the talent and diversity within the group,making it possible to attain creative breakthrough solutions not attainable on an individual basis.
Leaders praise Mastering the Art of Creative Collaboration. "Robert Hargrove's notions of lateral leadership will dramatically redefine what it means to be an executive in the coming millennium. "Tom Kaiser,President AIG,Energy Group. "Mastering the Art of Creative Collaboration is an excellent teaching and motivational tool for anyone who fundamentally believes that two (or more) minds are better than one. . . "Ed Fritsch,Executive Vice President,Genetics Institute. "Robert Hargrove provides fascinating insights into how an age of specialization is colliding with an age of complexity,making creative collaboration an idea whose time has come. He offers concise,step-by-step guidelines that are universally appplicable. . . "Peter Jackson,Group Marketing Communications Manager,Royal & Sun Alliance,London. "I was spellbound by the interludes about the future of the firm,the Mars Project,the Mid-East breakthroughs. . . It is impossible to read about these without finding your own navigation points for reaching goals,solving complex problems,resolving intractable conflicts. "Gary Peck,Executive VicePresident,Adidas. "A timely and important book. . . learning to collaborate with customers,suppliers,and business partners represents a challenge and great opportunity for companies to gain competitive advantage. The Hargrove book makes a compelling case for mastering the art of collaboration. "John A. Roth,President and CEO,Nortel (Northern Telecom).
Table of ContentsCreative Collaboration: An Idea Whose Time Has Come.
The Mars Pathfinder Mission.
How to Become a Collaborative Person.
Passionate Diplomacy in the Middle East.
The Building Blocks of Creative Collaboration.
The Future of the Firm.
close Encounters of the Creative Kind: Launching Your collaboration.
Joan Holmes and the Hunger Project.
It Happens in Conversations: An Introduction.
The Five Phases of a Collaborative Conversation.
Coaching, Practical Applications, and Tools of Creative Collaboration.
The Sounding of the Tone.
The 21st Century--When Geniuses Collide.
About the Author.