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

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


To succeed these days your organization must create amazing results.

Your employees and teams may be quite capable of handling their specific areas of focus, but unless you get them to work together, your products, services, and profits will suffer. While progress has been made, maximizing collaboration is still a challenge for many companies. They need a new approach.

Over the last quarter century, California's Silicon Valley has become synonymous with building complex, successful businesses. Companies and leaders there have succeeded because they did more than apply existing business models--they created a new model for collaboration.

Dr. Thea Singer Spitzer has combined her longstanding expertise on this subject with innovative thinking, research, and focused interviews with Silicon Valley leaders to create a practical framework for the next epoch of collaboration. The Power of Collaboration shows how any company, anywhere, can adapt to achieve its goals. This cutting-edge title features:

  • Narratives about collaboration from top leaders in Silicon Valley.
  • A sensible, straightforward collaboration framework.
  • Positive, realistic hints for adapting that framework to your organization.

    With The Power of Collaboration as your guide, those amazing results will be surprisingly easy to achieve.

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781632651235
    Publisher: Career Press, Incorporated
    Publication date: 12/27/2017
    Pages: 224
    Sales rank: 779,850
    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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