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Building Collaborative Relationships

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Building collaborative relationships are when two or more people come together to work together to realize their shared goals. Advocacy for all partners.

This is more than the intersection of common goals seen in co-operative ventures, but a deep, collective, determination to reach an identical objective.

Most collaboration requires leadership, although the form of leadership can be social within a decentralized and people who advocate or will support a principle. In particular, teams that work collaboratively can obtain greater resources, recognition and reward when facing competition for finite resources.

Collaboration is also present in opposing goals exhibiting the notion of contentious collaboration. When people don’t agree with a situation, you can agree to disagree is a form of collaboration.

If you want to build a collaborative relationship, the formation of a group is for those who  are  committed, willing to initiate and to participate in finding new ways of doing things.

I would call a Mastermind group a collaborative adventure. Every member of the group shares, supports and empowers each person in the group. And likewise someone with a different background will provide a fresh perspective, insight and ideas to help someone else in the group.

Recently, I held a call to form a collaborative group only those who were interested joined the call.  I asked everyone to share what value each person would like to get out of it. Whether it’s an ups-ell of a summit, or program that we would create together. I was quite surprised of the people who came together – in their minds they were thinking what am I going to give them. This is not what I call a collaborative working group.

Sure we all have considerations what we want to get out of a working relationships, it’s not about getting something it’s about what can I offer or give towards this newly forming group.

It was obvious they were not the right people for this type of group – however there was one guy who still was interested. I said, I didn’t have anything in mind right now. We’ll gather again when the ideas start to flow again.

Get involved in a Mastermind group, read why you should.

I still have an idea to form a Wellness group or a Kindness Mastermind for business.. I’ll look at what we could offer or share my ideas, and for those who are interested will do the same. It’s a lot easier to work that way than solo sometimes.

The group I started on Facebook, Kindness@Work, perhaps ought to become this type of group rather than a group that simply promotes their own stuff, self-promotion. I get that people need to promote their materials, I don’t care for it, when people don’t engage with other people by sharing other people’s content.

Building collaborative relationships is about finding the right like-minded people who are in a group for the right reasons. To grow relationships, work together, be better as a group vs working solo – sure if you still want to work solo you can.. being in a group is really about getting support and giving support.

I really encourage you to check out joining a group when you have an opportunity that is offered to you.

From the Kindness Matters Conference, there will be another one Nov 11-13th, 2020 and there is an opt-in if you want to stay in the loop about it and about the World Kindness Cruise happening in 2022. Add me to the list

There is an article about how Mastermind groups are beneficial as well, if you would like to read it.

Until next time, you can book an appointment with me

Blessings

MLHarris
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