Summary of Mastering the Art of Creative Collaboration

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Mastering the Art of Creative Collaboration book summary
Watch out! That slippery paradigm is shifting again: Good-bye teams... Hello, collaborations.


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Robert Hargrove presents a well-organized look at the world of creative collaboration. He argues that collaboration is the new paradigm in a world of change and complexity, as well as an effective management strategy. Hargrove provides a hands-on guide to becoming more collaborative and to organizing effective collaborative groups. In this lively, engaging book, Hargrove shows his familiarity with the latest management expertise. He draws on quotes and ideas from such authors as Margaret Wheatley, Peter Senge and Tom Peters. recommends this book to executives and managers who wish to facilitate collaborations.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How effective collaboration can transform your organization;
  • Why nowadays, developing a collaborative advantage is more important than excelling at one core competency; and
  • Which seven steps you can apply to create a more collaborative organization.


The Changing Paradigm
The founding of the United States was based on a concern with human rights and equality. However, over the years, U.S. society has moved away from that premise. Now, it emphasizes pursuing economic goals, not pursuing goals to benefit humanity. But this is shifting...
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About the Author

Robert Hargrove is one of the world’s leading experts on collaboration in the workplace. He is the founder of the Institute for Creative Collaboration. He is an executive coach, group facilitator, and international consultant to organizations in government, business, and education. He is also the author of Masterful Coaching: Extraordinary Results by Impacting People and The Way They Think and Work Together.

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