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Straight Talk on Leadership: Solving Canada's Business Crisis by R. Douglas Williamson

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Mistaken Beliefs and Naïveté

In far too many organizations, the word collaborate means slow down, play nice and consult with as many people as you can. When that is the definition of collaboration, it is almost a given that neither the leader nor the people below actually understand what it looks like, let alone what it means inside the social reality of the modern organization. Collaboration, by definition, is an act of exploration. Collaboration is the pursuit of new, better and different answers. When you genuinely understand the collaborative process, you realize it is all about achieving the benefits of “dynamic tension.” It is the belief in, and commitment to, the process of bringing diverse opinions and experiences together and allowing ...

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