Collaboration – Why is the truth so damn hard to say?

In his timeless book The Five Dysfunctions of Team Patrick Lencioni writes: “When people are completely truthful with one another, an amazing dynamic is created.” So why then is it so damn hard to be truthful with each other? Let’s start by attempting to have a shared meaning of “Truth” Truth …

Collaboration – Unhooking your Buttons

In two previous posts, we worked thru developing awareness of our attitudes and intentions along with our personal history behind the defensive behaviors we demonstrate. In this post, we explore ways to unhook our buttons by creating a personal action plan, understanding the stories we tell ourselves and discovering the underlying fears that trigger …

Collaboration – Hey, Would Ya Buzz Off? I am not Defensive!

Continuing on our experiential book club journey to get better at Radical Collaboration this post explores the roots of our defensive behavioral patterns. As covered in “Attitudes and Intentions” the first step toward not acting defensively is to become aware of when you are getting defensive. (See this post that covers Chapter 1 …