Help People Develop Their Collaborative Skills

Posted By on November 20th

In order to be collaborative, to build consensus, and to manage conflict, a leader has to spend time and effort developing other employees. You should help people develop their collaborative skills.

Collaborative Skills

In an article by Mary Jo Asmus (@mjasmus), Asmus discusses how critically important it is for you to develop others in your business or organization. In my work, I speak a lot about “Collaborative Relationships”, where employees are able to communicate and work together effectively. The effective results are happening because everybody is asserting their wants and needs and everybody is working hard to fulfill everybody’s wants and needs.

This type of organizational culture filled with “Collaborative Relationships” is hard work. Leaders need to model the behavior and develop that shared attitude amongst their team.

I especially agree with Asmus’s assessment, “(The best leaders) know that when everyone leads, organizational performance increases and innovation, creativity and output improve.” Employees feel valued, they want to work in that environment, and they assume ownership and responsibility for the success of the organization’s mission and vision.

You can read the full article here.

Do you agree that developing leaders in your organization is a valuable use of your time? Do you see the benefit in helping them develop their collaborative skills?

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Keith Grossman helps individuals and businesses negotiate and manage conflict more comfortably. Keith is a Collaborative Attorney, a Family and Circuit Civil mediator certified by the Supreme Court of Florida, an Arbitrator qualified by the Florida Supreme Court, and an educator. Keith frequently lectures and facilitates training programs, works with individuals one-on-one, and writes articles on conflict management and negotiation topics. His e-workbooks, “What Is A Peace Chest?” and “How Do You Build A Peace Chest?“ are now available on Kindle.


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