Masterpieces are not single and solitary births; they are the outcome of many years of thinking in common, of thinking by the body of the people, so that the experience of the mass is behind the single voice
What is it that we have to learn most at this moment? Dear Toffler, I believe our ability to collaborate is our steepest learning curve – especially for American’s as we have been raised and fostered as individuals. Seeking to be experts and self sufficient is in the breast milk I have been raised on. I am finding a limit to the nourishment this model provides in a global emergent market.
In a “sharing economy,” the hardest part is having to trust that you will get the acknowledgement you need and most of all, will not be left out as your trade hands, improve and take on a life of their own. Just like a child grows independently, so do ideas, and the same psychological individuation is required.
Perhaps this is why I think we need to do a better job of supporting, acknowledging and affirming one another. If more people feel “safer” in sharing their ideas, I think we will get a lot more brilliance from everyone around us.
Believe me, knowing this intellectually, doesn’t mean I don’t have a lot of insecurity in my bones.
Perhaps in this writing, I will find more courage to honor and release the wonderful ideas that have somehow decided to land in my life.
Having insight isn’t so much about being intelligent as it is about being present. Here are my best resources on #collaboration.
Walking bravely forward,
Song de jour: ♫ Afrojack – The Spark ft. Spree Wilson ♫
3) #Collaboration: Too Big To Know Where the Smartest Person in the Room is the Room by @dweinberger
4) #Collaboration: The Individuation of Ideas … my pov
6) #Collaboration: Lessons from Edison & Collaborative #Innovation
9) #Collaboration: Interprofessional Collaborative Practice …
10) #Collaboration: What Collaborative Leaders Know