I’ve always been a big fan of round tables. Often we think a leader should be sitting at the head of the board room table.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Professor at Harvard Business School shared, “Collaborative leaders are those who recognize that there are critical business relationships that cannot be controlled by formal systems, but require a dense web of interpersonal connections.”
In my reality, we sit at a round table in order to facilitate a conversation where everyone can have input and a voice in helping the organization get better. Leaders ultimately have to make the call, but having a place where different levels and functions can share in a respectful way is key to high functioning teams, departments, and companies.
INC. | Are You a Traditional or Collaborative Leader?
Forbes | 8 Tips For Collaborative Leadership
HBR | Are You a Collaborative Leader?
TED | Howard Rheingold | The New Power of Collaboration
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