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Collaboration: How Leaders Avoid the Traps, Build Common Ground, and Reap Big Results by Morten Hansen

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FOREWORD

A number of years ago, I asked Morten Hansen why he chose the topic of collaboration as a research focus. “Because if people knew how to collaborate well, the world would simply work better,” he replied. This book represents the culmination of fifteen years of some of the best research on the topic of effective collaboration. And it comes with a vitally important, counterintuitive message: good collaboration amplifies strength, but poor collaboration is worse than no collaboration at all. In reading these pages you will come to understand the power of effective collaboration and the great dangers of incompetent collaboration. You will also learn sound principles for how to collaborate.

I first met Morten in 1991 when he set aside ...

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