Summary of Disciplined Collaboration

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Business leaders need to make collaboration part of the fabric of their organizations rather than an occasional occurrence. For that to happen, they must make sure their employees feel passionate about working together. People need to learn to overcome fears that they lose value by collaborating and understand that collective effort enhances each individual’s value. Leadership consultant Emmanuel Gobillot’s explanations, case studies and examples are rich in insight, though his complex style sometimes makes it hard to follow his arguments. getAbstract recommends his intriguing study of group dynamics and the roots of collaboration to senior executives, team leaders and human relations professionals.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What challenges businesses face in tackling the fears that deter collaboration and
  • How businesses can enhance collaboration.

About the Author

Emmanuel Gobillot, author of Follow the Leader: The One Thing Great Leaders Have That Great Followers Want and The Connected Leader: Creating Agile Organizations for People, Performance and Profit, is a consultant and speaker.



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