A core principle of Cooperative Advantage is that leaders can grow the overall pie by intelligently serving both the whole and each part. The key is integrating, seemingly incompatible, positions into unified action that serves all. Integration moves differences and conflict …

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Powerful questions can accelerate group coherence and amplify group performance.  By connecting with, and sharing highpoint moments from the past people can see and experience the best in one another.   For example we can reflect on the following question: …

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Too often our actions are based on dysfunctional habits and protective patterns rather than choice.  In 2006,  a Duke University researcher determined that more than 40% of daily actions were based on  habit.  For your brain this is efficient since habits require less energy.  However, when habits and …

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It is important for each of us to work toward mastering each Leadership Competency  in order to “lead with excellence”  throughout our “scope-of-concern.”  Since each of us is part of at least one team this means that all of us require leadership competence at …

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Coordination is our fourth Leadership Competency. Coordination includes the practices, structures, processes and systems that enable us to work together.  Henry Ford coordinated action through an assembly line.  Our traditional way of coordinating people and technology  is top down.  Such “power …

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