Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up. —Oliver Wendell Holmes
On Today’s Episode:
- What collaborative leadership means
- Moving away from knowledge hoarding
- Collaborative leadership needs to be present at all levels
- Collaboration does not equal consensus
Last week, Carla and I talked about micromanaging and how that can hurt an organization. This week, we dive into its opposite: collaborative leadership, which is the ability to engage people outside of your formal control and inspire them to work towards common goals. In order to have good collaboration on your team, you have to do a few things. Firstly, you must be a good collaborator yourself. Secondly, your team has to know they have the authority to make decisions. Lastly, collaborative leadership shouldn’t happen on accident. Make it a point to encourage cross-pollination between teams, and watch the magic unfold.
Question: Are you a good collaborator? How can you inspire your team to work toward common goals together?