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John Rosen
Westport, CT
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Gavin: How are the sales? Equal to last year? John
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Gavin: CONGATULATIONS!!! This is area accomplishment and I hope you and Drew take a minute to savor it. I have ordered a copy already...looking forward to auditing how efficient Lulu has become in the past year! John
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Gavin: Three things: 1. Listen 2. Alter your behavior 3. Make certain you act on the new behavior, authetically. #3 is the hardest for me. since I have been overtly focusing on this, I have found myself in countless all day sessions with my partners working on client business, admittedly, but faced with every nerve screaming out that "she can handle this, he can handle that, and I should be doing something else." The point, or points, are: 1. I have committed to this, so I have to stick to it, and 2. I have committed to it not only because I'm trying to cooperate with and inspire my partners, but I have seen itpay real benefits in terms of quality delivery to the client. John
Toggle Commented Oct 27, 2008 on How to Collaborate at Servant of Chaos
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Gavin: Nice post. Here's an interesting issue my own partners have called me on: They claim I am very good at collaborating when the issue is PLANNING -- "I'll do this part, you do tha part, we'll meet on Thursday to go over blah, blah, blah." But, they further claim, I'm very bad a collaborating when the issue is doing...actually delivering onour consulting projects. Apparently, my planning efforts lead me to compartmentalize too much ("I'll do this, you do that")leaving the final project for our client potentially less than perfect...or at least without the benefit of all our partners working it together. As head of the consultancy, my answer was always that I had to be concerned with efficiency, billable hours, etc. Proving I am not too old to learn new tricks, all four of my partners have complimented me on much postiive progress against this in the past few years. Regards, John
Toggle Commented Oct 24, 2008 on How to Collaborate at Servant of Chaos
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Gavin -- I'm in, as you know from visiting my blog. Thanks for the comment, by the way. Are you in Sydney now? I visited there on business only once...just before the Olympics a while back. What a great city!
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