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From Me to We: Why commercial collaboration will future-proof business, leaders and personal success

Book Description

Steel yourself, your career, and your business against future threats with effective collaboration

From Me to We shows business decision makers how the ability to effectively collaborate for mutual commercial benefit is the solution to future-proofing a business. Smashing the myth of the "Me Economy," this insightful guide explains the model of Commercial Collaboration and the mindset and think-space it requires. Expanding upon Sheryl Sandberg's "Lean In" premise, this book emphasizes the need for continuous professional evolution and effort, and describes why women hold an important role in effecting change. Ideas are illustrated with examples, and backed by sector-specific research and interviews with business leaders who have seen real-world results of effective business collaboration. The Seven ReConnect Principles outline methods of realizing change, providing readers a way forward that will future-proof themselves, their careers, and their businesses.

Collaboration isn't just a soft skill that's nice to have - it's a vital business practice that affects the bottom line. As the way we do business continues to evolve, collaboration is becoming ever more crucial to steeling an organization against the threats of tomorrow. From Me to We is a practical handbook for more robust business strategy.

  • Learn the key principles at the heart of Commercial Collaboration

  • Discover the value of trusting others in business relationships

  • Become authentically invested in the "We" space

  • Gain the tools to open up to a smarter, savvier way of business thinking

  • Business leaders and entrepreneurs have the complex responsibility of constant strategic thinking. If those finely tuned minds can be brought together for mutual benefit, the possibilities expand and the rewards can be dramatically amplified. From Me to We helps leaders drive better business, armored against future threats.

    Table of Contents

    1. About the author
    2. Acknowledgements
    3. Introduction
    4. Part I
      1. Chapter 1: There’s an evolution going on
        1. The world where you live
        2. Future uncertainty
        3. The Me to We shift
      2. Chapter 2: Change is opportunity
        1. All hail the inventors, the innovators, the game changers
        2. Information overload
        3. Socio-economic upheaval
        4. My generation
        5. The eternal seesaw
        6. Business practice changes
      3. Chapter 3: Bye-bye beige
        1. Atari — leader to retrogamer
        2. Blockbuster no more
        3. A Kodak moment?
        4. Beige won’t cut it anymore
        5. Leaders of the future
      4. Chapter 4: The Me economy
        1. The Me industry
        2. Evolving from Me to We
    5. Part II
      1. Chapter 5: Commercial collaboration: the principles
        1. Commercial collaboration: the principles
        2. The seven ReConnect Principles
      2. Chapter 6: ReConnect Principle 1 — Be brave
        1. Lead
        2. Step out of your comfort zone
        3. Own your unique value system
        4. Stand in your spotlight
      3. Chapter 7: ReConnect Principle 2 —  Build a diverse network
        1. Building a powerful network
        2. The give, give, give of networking
        3. Managing your network
        4. Your network needs you
      4. Chapter 8: ReConnect Principle 3 —  Full disclosure
        1. Vulnerability is a strength
        2. Tell your story
        3. Turn fear into success
      5. Chapter 9: ReConnect Principle 4 —  Disrupt
        1. Where are you accepting average?
        2. Collaborate and change
        3. Disruptive innovation
        4. Food for disruptive thought
      6. Chapter 10: ReConnect Principle 5 —  Exchange value
        1. The value of exchange
        2. The value exchange vs the fear of imitation
      7. Chapter 11: ReConnect Principle 6 —  Think bigger
        1. Game changers vs game resisters
        2. Fail your way to success
        3. Thinking big? Then make the decisions big
      8. Chapter 12: ReConnect Principle 7 —  Sponsor others
        1. Sponsors vs mentors
        2. Sponsorship as part of the We economy
        3. A laser-sharp focus on sponsorship
    6. Conclusion
    7. Index
    8. Advert
    9. End User License Agreement