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HOW TO BE A SUPER COLLABORATOR

“If you could choose, what would your chosen superpower be?” That is the question Paddy Dhanda asked me on his Superpowers School Podcast! My answer? “I prefer it to be somewhere between Superman and Superwoman, but without the glamour and glitz attached to their characters!” Join Paddy Dhanda for a...

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Conflict can kill progress. And for my students, conflict is one of their biggest worries. Here is what you can do to transform conflict into cooperation in your next meeting. Get your mind in the right frame of mind. I like to reframe the meaning of conflict by asking myself,...

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Are You Presenting The Wrong Thing?

I facilitated a conference recently on the charismatic fish, the Steelhead Trout. The many presentations suffered from a common shortcoming. And there’s a good chance your presentations do as well. Now, don’t get me wrong. The presentations at the Steelhead conference were all well reasoned and thorough. When I say...

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8 Ways to Improve Your Active Listening

Are there good techniques to improve your ability to listen? Why should you try? How do you do it? That’s what we cover in this article. Improving active listening skills is like being a champion athlete. It’s easy enough to learn the basics but learning how to win takes practice!...

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3 Great Questions to Ask When a Meeting Gets Stuck

Artfully and diplomatically guide a meeting that is going nowhere back into productivity. In a recent webinar, a participant asked, “When I’m facilitating a meeting, what are great questions for me to ask?” Well, that is a great question!  Here we are looking at three kinds of questions you can...

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How to Get People to Turn On Their Camera

“I can’t get people on my team to turn on their cameras.”  That was a complaint that surfaced in Lisette Sutherland’s great Work Together Anywhere workshop I attended recently (see, www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com).  This participant wants to see her colleagues but cannot convince them to turn on their cameras.  Lisette had us...

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