Collaboration = Freedom

by | Jeri's Travels

I’m on a bus traveling from Auckland, New Zealand to Rotorua, New Zealand. While on the bus I prepared a word doc that I need to submit to the City of New York as a provider of Professional Training and Development. Earlier this week I helped a couple members of my team prepare their contributions as well. This morning I was on a conference call with a client who had participants from all over the USA. It’s a program about communication and sharing resources.

Why am I telling you this? Because to take on this new lifestyle I had to give up doing it all on my own. I have a team for both these clients. I brought in collaborators who can handle things when I can’t be there. I’m continuing to support teammates. The work is stronger because of it and my load is lighter.

Just like this canoe used by the Maori to travel on New Zealand’s waterways, it takes a team rowing together to make progress.

Could your super-stretch-project benefit from collaboration? What would you have to give up to have collaborators? How would it be strengthened while lightening your load if they were on board?

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Jeri Quinn

Jeri Quinn from Driving Improved Results is an executive coach, management consultant, speaker and author who focuses on communication in her work with executives and companies. She is the author of The Customer Loyalty Playbook, 12 Game Strategies to Drive Improved Results in Your Business. With more than 40 years as a serial entrepreneur.

Quinn has worked with executives and teams in over 40 industries, spoken at major business expos including New York City’s Javits Center, facilitated business development and extraordinary customer service at institutions such as MoMA and AIG, and has partnered with New York City, The Kauffman Foundation, Citibank, Merrill Lynch, HSBC, and Signature Bank to educate their clients.


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