Collaboration Begins with You (Audio)

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Ken Blanchard (Foreword By) | Jane Ripley (Author) | Eunice Parisi-Carew (Author) | Joe Bronzi (Narrated by)

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Foreword By Ken Blanchard

Few people have made a more positive and lasting impact on the day-to-day management of people and companies than Ken Blanchard. He is the coauthor of several best-selling books, including the blockbuster international bestseller The New One Minute Manager® and the giant business bestsellers Raving Fans and Gung Ho! His books have combined sales of more than twenty million copies in forty-two languages. 

Ken and his wife, Margie, are cofounders of The Ken Blanchard Companies®, a worldwide human resource development company. Ken is also cofounder of Lead Like Jesus, a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring and equipping people to be servant leaders in the marketplace. 

Ken and Margie live in San Diego and work with their son, Scott, his wife, Madeleine, and their daughter, Debbie.



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Jane’s work life has been shaped by three significant experiences having to do with leadership and collaboration: watching her father struggle in his career, serving in the British army, and working with The Ken Blanchard Companies.

As a teenager, Jane watched her father, Bill, struggle as a union worker in the hostile environment of the UK motor industry of the 1970s. Strike after long strike defined her father’s pattern of work. Bill always felt that collaboration would be a better way forward and was frustrated that neither side could see they needed each other.

In the 1980s, Jane joined the British army as an officer in the Women’s Royal Army Corps (WRAC). During her six-year tenure, she found important agreement among the ranks: the army understood the value of collaboration. In fact, after leaving the army, Jane did not experience this higher level of collaboration again until she joined The Ken Blanchard Companies in 2006.

In 2012, Jane chose the topic of collaboration for her dissertation toward an M.S. in business psychology. Her research led to the writing of this book.

Jane is cofounder of Wired Leaders (www.wiredleaders .com), a leadership development company that focuses on collaboration.



Visit Author Page - Eunice Parisi-Carew

Eunice’s expertise lies in the areas of leadership, teams, and organizational change. With over thirty-five years of experience working with teams, she brings a practitioner’s knowledge of the power of teams as a strategy, and a broad view of the culture that supports them.
Eunice is coauthor of three bestselling books: The One Minute Manager Builds High Performing Teams, High Five, and Leading at a Higher Level. She has written several articles and assessments regarding teams, women in leadership, and collaboration.
Eunice is co-creator of the High Performing Teams product line offered by The Ken Blanchard Companies, where she is a senior consultant. She is also cofounder of two independent small companies, In Her Own Voice and Wired Leaders. Eunice is on the board and a faculty member for the Masters of Science in Executive Leadership program at the University of San Diego.
Eunice received her doctorate in the behavioral sciences from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is a former board and faculty member of NTL Institute, a licensed psychologist, and a certified organizational consultant.



Narrated by Joe Bronzi

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Table of Contents

Part I: A Journey To Collaboration
1
A Troubling Conversation
2 A Well Timed Visitor
3 A Sensible Start
4 Utilize Differences
5 Nurture Safety and Trust
6 Involve Others in Crafting a Clear Purpose, Values, and Goals
7 A Step Backward
8 Talk Openly
9 A Bit of a Breakthrough
10 Empower Yourself and Others
11 Collaboration at Work: A Real World Example
12 Getting Things Done
13 A Turnaround—and a Plan
14 Three Months Later
Epilogue

Part II: Tools and Resources to Create Collaboration
Self Assessment: How Collaborative Do You Think You Are?
Collaboration: Best Practices

Acknowledgements
About the Authors
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Endorsements

Collaboration Begins with You provides a simple, memorable, and—most important of all—actionable model for destroying the barriers that prevent organizations from getting things done.”
Patrick Lencioni, President, The Table Group, and author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and The Advantage

“Creating a safe and trusting environment as a collaborator is the core of success—removing fear and taking people to a place of freedom. You will find the steps to success in Collaboration Begins with You!
—Garry Ridge, President and CEO, WD-40 Company, and coauthor of Helping People Win at Work

Collaboration Begins with You strips down the fluff and gets to the essence of how any organization can create a collaborative mindset for the greater good.”
—Jesse Lyn Stoner, founder, Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership, and coauthor of Full Steam Ahead!

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