Putting our differences to work has unlimited possibilities. It is at the intersection of all that distinguishes us that we find new levels of innovation, excellence, and contribution. You've been there, haven't you? Do you remember the grand experiences when collaboration really WORKED? When we intertwine the best of the best in each of us, we see how much we can accomplish together --- achievements not possible without our individual differences become possible.
Consider this example...
I learned a long time ago that a story is something we can revisit over and over again for inspiration. I came across the bookmark for this video today and it is so extraordinary, I had to share it. When something is so done well, one need only soak it in and enjoy pure excellence. One need not know anything about the art form, because the performance transcends knowledge. In this collaboration we clearly see the greatness and the joy of dancing your best dance with your favorite partner! Amazing! (Andreas Helgstrand on Blue Hors Matine). We have to learn to regularly look outside ourselves and beyond the ususal examples we routinely turn to in order to raise the bar of what we consider EXCELLENT. Then think and question how we might apply what we learn to new levels of excellence in our own right.
LEARNING TO COLLABORATE AT A NEW LEVEL...
The evidence has been mounting for some years and it is convincing. Organizations and individuals all over the world are discovering that putting our differences to work is the most powerful accelerator for generating new ideas, creating innovative solutions, executing organizational strategies, and engaging everyone in the process. I wrote my book to help people make their own discovery of this truth and filled it with everything you need to get started right where you are.
What distinguishing qualities about you might be matched with qualities of others to achieve new levels of excellence?
Watch for the opportunities!
Debbe Kennedyfounder, president, and CEO
Global Dialogue Center and Leadership Solutions Companies
Twitter: @debbekennedy @onlinedialogues
Book: Putting Our Differences to Work
The Fastest Way to Innovation, Leadership, and High Performance
Learn more: www.puttingourdifferencestowork.com Buy a Copy
2010 Axiom Business Book Award Winner - Bronze
for Human Resources and Employee Training