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Analyzes Thomas Edison's focused approaches to teamwork and collaboration to provide a model for business leaders on applying his methods to strengthen live and virtual teams... Read more
Foreword Matthew Greeley xi Acknowledgments xv Introduction xvii Chapter 1 What Is True Collaboration? 1 Is It True Collaboration, or Is It a Team? 4 Team A versus Team B 5 Thomas Edison Mastered Collaboration as a Force for Success 12 Tracing Edison s Collaboration Beliefs and Practices 17 Edison s Four Phases of True Collaboration 18 True Collaboration Fosters a Growth Mindset: Balancing Learning and Performance 25 True Collaboration Is a Superskill That Builds a New Type of Knowledge Asset 32 Chapter 2 Why Is True Collaboration So Crucial Now? 35 Shift #1: The Rise in Complexity Due to Massive Generation of Data and Real-Time Data Synthesis 40 Shift #2: The Rise of the Metalogue as a Tool for Creating Purpose and Connection 47 Shift #3: The Need for Reskilling Workers in the Innovation Age 53 Chapter 3 Phase 1: Capacity Creating the Foundations for Collaboration to Thrive 57 Part i, Phase 1 Capacity 60 Part ii, Phase 1 Capacity 72 True Collaboration Toolkit: Hands-On Exercises Phase 1 89 Chapter 4 Phase 2: Context How Context Accelerates Collaboration and Innovation 92 Part i, Phase 2: The Solo Meld 98 Part ii, Phase 2: Group Meld 119 True Collaboration Toolkit: Hands-On Exercises Phase 2 146 Chapter 5 Phase 3: Coherence Building Coherent Teams 150 Part i, Phase 3: Coherence 153 Part ii, Phase 3: Coherence 169 True Collaboration Toolkit: Hands-On Exercises Phase 3 194 Chapter 6 Phase 4: Complexity Forming Smart Layers and Developing Collective Intelligence 198 Part i, Phase 4: Complex Systems and Smart Layers 202 Part ii, Phase 4: Footprinting Captures Collective Intelligence 237 Chapter 7 True Collaboration: A Look into the Future 250 Notes 255 About the Author 271 Index 273
SARAH MILLER CALDICOTT is a great-grandniece of Thomas Edison, and a seasoned executive with years of hands-onexperience driving growth in new and existingbusinesses. Coauthor of Innovate Like Edison, a groundbreaking book on Thomas Edison's innovation best practices, Sarah inspires audiences around the world through her keynote speeches and executive programs on how to integrate Edison's Five Competencies of Innovation in organizations today. Sarah also advises leaders on how they can use Edison's time-tested methods to create a culture of innovation, as well as accelerate the development of individual and team capabilities that propel collaboration success.
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