what matters is not the enclosure of the work within a harmonious figure, but the centrifugal force produced by it -- a plurality of language as a guarantee of a truth that is not merely partial.
The beauty of collaboration between older and younger generations is that we combine strength with wisdom—a surefire way to accomplish more for the glory of God.
I have always believed in the power of collaboration. Early on in my professional career, I realized that you can't develop all the competencies you need fast enough on your own. Furthermore, if you don't collaborate, your ideas will be limited to your own abilities. As a result, you will not be able to serve your clientele and thus can't achieve the anticipated impact.
This world isn't a battlefield. Someday you will realise how your success depends on a bunch of other people and that day you will be wiser. You will know how connected we all are. Either we all make it or none of us does.
Every article and review and book that I have ever published has constituted an appeal to the person or persons to whom I should have talked before I dared to write it. I never launch any little essay without the hope—and the fear, because the encounter may also be embarrassing—that I shall draw a letter that begins, 'Dear Mr. Hitchens, it seems that you are unaware that…' It is in this sense that authorship is collaborative with 'the reader.' And there's no help for it: you only find out what you ought to have known by pretending to know at least some of it already.It doesn't matter how obscure or arcane or esoteric your place of publication may be: some sweet law ensures that the person who should be scrutinizing your work eventually does do so.
Collaborations are the black holes of knowledge regimes. They willingly produce nothingness, opulence and ill behavior. And it is their very vacuity that is their strength...It does not entail the transmission of something from those who have to those who do not, but rather the setting in motion of a chain of unforeseen accesses.
If the surprise outcome of the recent UK referendum - on whether to leave or remain in the European Union - teaches us anything, it is that supposedly worthy displays of democracy in action can actually do more harm than good. Witness a nation now more divided; an intergenerational schism in the making; both a governing and opposition party torn to shreds from the inside; infinitely more complex issues raised than satisfactory solutions provided. It begs the question 'Was it really all worth it' ?
There comes a time in your life when you can no longer put off choosing. You have to choose one path or the other. You can live safe and be protected by people just like you, or you can stand up and be a leader for what is right. Always, remember this: People never remember the crowd; they remember the one person that had the courage to say and do what no one would do.
Enlightenment is living in the light of cosmic collaboration. Collaboration gives us the freedom to come out of the boundaries of limited realities.
We have to abandon the conceit that isolated personal actions are going to solve this crisis. Our policies have to shift.
Don’t look for leadership just at the top of the tree. Listen to leadership wherever it is expressed.
When people don't know what’s going on, it’s human nature for them to imagine a version that’s ten times worse than the truth!
Once leaders embrace the role of coach, they realize the weight of leadership is now balanced between themselves and their direct reports.
Some of the greatest advances happen when people are bold enough to speak their truth and listen to others speak theirs.
People need to feel safe to be who they are—to speak up when they have an idea, or to speak out when they feel something isn't right.
When people feel trusted, they'll begin to understand they are contributors--and you'll get great ideas and happy people.
The natural result of utilizing different perspectives is that people are more engaged because they feel their opinions are important.
In order for collaboration to take place, managers must give up their silos and their perceptions of power.
Dialogue teaches you to listen through your emotions, not to become distracted or distanced from the truth because of them.
Dialogue isn’t a competition to be the smartest or the most correct person in the room, it is a collaboration to find the truth.
We have to accept that much of reality is ineffable and so to understand it we can't rely on words alone.
Consciously or not, we feel and internalize what the space tells us about how to work. When you walk into most offices, the space tells you that it's meant for a group of people to work alone. Closed-off desks sprout off of lonely hallways, and in a few obligatory conference rooms a huge table ensures that people are safely separated from one another.