collaborate 00329 00544COLLABORATION includes working together in a shared participative manner. Effective leaders must be collaborative in their approach, willing to work in team-centered paradigms where no one rises above the others and all work together toward the goals of their particular network.

Example

Bill Haslam, former Governor of Tennessee, exhibits this leadership approach. He was noted for working with people to see progress happen.

“Haslam worked across the aisle to get things done. He emphasizes the importance of listening to all sides gaining differing viewpoints to overcome cultural divides.”

How can I grow as a collaborative, polycentric leader?

Have you adapted your leadership to a more collaborative approach? Do you include people from every sector of your business to speak into what is happening and how to move forward? Today, more than ever, we need each other.