Without true collaboration, business professionals will not thrive and businesses will not survive. Fortunately, mastering this new way of working is a mindset shift, followed by taking initiative to act. The positive results—both personal and professional—are virtually instantaneous.
Collaboration Is the New Competition shows how to take advantage of new ways to analyze complex issues, explore a spectrum of possible solutions, and solve real problems. Priscilla McKinney’s groundbreaking process creates more relevant work for each individual, and the subsequent wins produce significant changes for careers, companies, and communities.
Collaboration Is the New Competition demystifies how to choose the right people, time, and place to collaborate. Learn how to make the most of this tool that solves daily problems while also broadening your sphere of influence. Discover how collaboration propels you from problem solver to major influencer, thought leader, and true competitor, regardless of what business you’re in.
McKinney writes with clarity and persuasive power, offering examples and action steps to approaching potential collaborations and gauging whether partnerships will work out in everyone's best interest. Her experience shines throughout, in clarifying case studies of building successful partnerships, often drawn from her own career, plus fresh tools crafted through hard-won knowledge, such as her seven "anchors" to use as a reference point when attempting to find potential collaborators. McKinney convincingly argues that, once a reader has “honed your ability to seek out collaboration,” it can take just “five minutes” to evaluate whether a potential relationship ”is worth your time, if you have mutual interests, or if there’s something you can help each other with."
With ways on how to use the ever-shifting world of social media to find potential collaborators and cultivate beneficial partnerships, this is a strong resource for business leaders looking to network and branch out with like minded business partners. Anyone eager to update their thinking about the art of working together in business or on digital platforms will garner useful tips and educational information from this book.
Takeaway: Fresh, practical self-help guide focused on networking and collaboration.
Comparable Titles: Karen Wickre's Taking the Work Out of Networking, Joe Polish's What's in it for Them?
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