Welcome to Episode 210 of Building My Legacy.
If the term “radical collaboration” sounds like an oxymoron, you’ll want to learn how Jim Tamm — author, keynote speaker and team builder — coined this phrase and why he now considers effective collaboration a basic survival skill. In this podcast Jim talks about how his background as a California senior administrative law judge gave him the experience to help employees in adversarial workplaces become more collaborative. Today he helps organizations become better at collaboration internally as well as with other companies.
So if you want to know:
- How we become defensive not because of a threat but as a result of our own fears
- The five essential skills to overcome defensiveness so that you can create a more collaborative environment
- How to collaborate in a very tense setting
- Why and how you can collaborate with people you don’t trust
- How it can be easier to deal with a hostile environment (“red zone”) than a conflict-avoidant environment (“pink zone”)
About Jim Tamm
Jim Tamm spent most of his career as a California senior administrative law judge where he mediated more school district labor strikes than anyone else in the country. Today he helps organizations become better at collaboration, conducting “radical collaboration” workshops, building team collaboration and offering online collaboration programs. Jim is the co-author of Radical Collaboration: Five Essential Skills to Overcome Defensiveness and Build Successful Relationships, which has been a top Amazon seller in several categories for most of the past 15 years. Learn more at Jim’s website, www.RadicalCollaboration.com. You can also hear Jim’s Ted Talk, “First Step to Collaboration? Don’t Be So Defensive!” at https://www.ted.com/talks/jim_tamm_first_step_to_collaboration_don_t_be_so_defensive
About Lois Sonstegard, PhD
Working with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned that successful leaders have a passion to leave a meaningful legacy. Leaders often ask: When does one begin to think about legacy? Is there a “best” approach? Is there a process or steps one should follow?
Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to helping them build a meaningful legacy. Learn more about how Lois can help your organization with Leadership Consulting and Executive Coaching:
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