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One of the things I’ve discovered is that I enjoy collaboration. I vividly remember a few meetings when I first noticed this.
I remember I had this “creative types” call out a few years ago. About 8-10 of us gathered in a circle around 9pm on a Sunday night, actors, painters, musicians, a fun group. Looking back on that night, what I enjoyed most was “bringing people together”, collaborating, working together towards a common goal, giving everyone a voice.
The second meeting was at a friend’s house with a similar invite. There was a pool, lots of food and 15-20 people. When it was time to meet and talk, I did my usual asking people for their interests, got them talking (not my strength), facilitated the conversation. At the end of the meeting, a friend who’d never seen me lead teams said to me “I didn’t know you could do that!”
The other day someone noticed me “at work” and wrote a few things I do when leading collaborative teams
2. Ask Just the Right Questions to Keep the Ball Rolling
3. Write Ideas Down
Collaborating is one of my joys, something I do well. Often, I find myself doing things I do average, but collaboration and facilitating innovation, creativity, communication and team work is something I do freely.
Have a great day.
Into the future,