how can you become a better office collaborator? [podcast]

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In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Dr. Dawna Markova and Angie McArthur, of Professional Thinking Partners (PTP). Markova is the co-founder and CEO Emeritus of PTP as well as a former Senior Affiliate of the Organizational Learning Center at MIT. McArthur is PTP’s acting CEO and creator of the Worldwide Women’s Web, a network formed to retain women in corporate leadership roles. In addition, they have co-authored, “Collaborative Intelligence: Thinking with People Who Think Differently. ”

You will learn:
4:05 – What the true definition of collaboration is.
4:41 – You can cooperate without collaborating, but you can’t collaborate without cooperating.
5:07 – Collaboration = the ability to utilize differences.
5:50 – Collaboration is not just “getting along.”
7:05 – Growing up, we’re not taught collaborating skills and how to utilize people’s differences.
7:25 – We confuse differences with difficulties.
7:51 – We have been educated to notice the deficits about people and not the assets.
10:15 – How we learn is based on how we’re wired, not on personality.
10:53 – Employees need to understand that people think differently than them.
11:50 – The importance of being multidimensional when it comes to how we learn and collaborate.
12:55 – We need to get curious about one another and ourselves.
14:25 – We have been trained in a new way to deal with people’s differences.
16:13 – You cannot avoid influencing another person.
17:51 – How you can become a better collaborator.

Links and Resources Mentioned:
Learn more and connect with Dawna Markova & Angie McArthur

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Learn more about: Collaborative Intelligence: Thinking with People Who Think Differently

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