Power of Collaboration: Powerful Insights from Silicon Valley to Successfully Grow Groups, Strengthen Alliances, and Boost Team Potential

Power of Collaboration: Powerful Insights from Silicon Valley to Successfully Grow Groups, Strengthen Alliances, and Boost Team Potential

by Thea Singer Spitzer

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781632651235
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Publication date: 12/27/2017
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 781,489
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author


Thea Singer Spitzer, founder of Critical Change LLC, has been a consultant, strategic advisor, and coach to top executives and leaders for nearly 30 years, including 16 years at Microsoft. She has received accolades and awards for her work with a broad array of industries including software, telecommunications, financial services, manufacturing, health care, utilities, and retail. Singer Spitzer earned her PhD in organizational systems from Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center and her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan. She resides and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. To learn more about her, please visit www.Critical-Change.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Harmonizing Employee Efforts 11

Chapter 1 The Power of Collaboration 19

Chapter 2 Characteristics of Silicon Valley Collaborators 33

Chapter 3 Stories of Successful Collaborations 43

Chapter 4 The Silicon Valley Approach to Collaboration 61

Chapter 5 Individual Skills that Enhance Collaboration 79

Chapter 6 The First Two Individual Skills: Being True to Yourself and True to Others 97

Chapter 7 The Other Individual Skills: Being True to the Work and True to the Company 113

Chapter 8 Agile Work Process: Anyplace, Anytime 133

Chapter 9 Other Vital Team Tools that Boost Collaboration 149

Chapter 10 Architecting Your Management Practices 167

Chapter 11 Employee Incentives 181

Chapter 12 Access Enables Collaboration 191

Chapter 13 Collaborative Ethos: The Secret Sauce in the SVAC 207

Chapter 14 The End Is the Beginning 219

Final Words 233

Notes 235

Bibliography 239

Index 245

About the Author 253

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