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Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.

—Malcolm S. Forbes

 

Collaboration

Creating a Culture of 'Us'.

Collaboration is not the same today as it was 20 years ago. In today's global economy, high-speed communications allow virtual teams to take on projects from locations spread out across the globe. To keep up with this rapidly growing trend, employees are expected to have both traditional team-building skills and the self-direction to effectively collaborate from afar. AMA believes that your collaborative success depends on:

  • Developing trust: When the only forms of communication are emails, net meetings, and conference calls, you need to know how to develop trust without face-to-face interaction.
  • Leading with Influence: Teamwork goes with leadership. Learn how the ability to influence those around you can be your greatest leadership asset.
  • Working fluidly across boundaries: Learning people's methods, cultural references, and work habits are necessary to collaborate for an effective end.
  • Demonstrating global awareness: Your ability to understand what is going on in the world is essential in becoming an active and informed teammate and leader

These skills will give participants the chance to become an integral member and leader in today's global economy. For a complete listing of AMA seminars, webcasts, books and articles on collaboration, see below.

First:

Seminars:

Webcasts:

  • Persuasion IQ: How to Get What You Want
    Explore the insight and practical tips of PQ that you can use to improve your ability to get what you want in all aspects of your life.
  • Emotional Intelligence
    EI has shown to be a vital component of individual and organizational success. Developing and refining your EI skills should be a top priority.
  • Communicating Across Generations
    This is the first time in modern organizational history that Americans from four generations are being asked to work side by side.

Books:

  • The Communication Problem Solver, by Carroll Nannette Rundle
    Analyze your communication skills and learn how to use simple problem-solving techniques to resolve people issues and increase productivity.
  • Persuasion IQ, by Kurt Mortensen
    Learn the essential habits, traits, and behaviors necessary to cultivate your natural persuasive abilities.
  • Generations at Work, by Ron Zemke, Claire Raines and Bob Filipczak
    Gain fresh insights and practical solutions for easing the inevitable conflicts of today and for a  values-diverse workplace.
  • Generations Inc., by Meagan Johnson and Larry Johnson
    Learn effective skills to manage friction between generations at work.

Then:

Seminars:

Webcasts:

Articles:

  • The Science of Asking Great Questions, by Jim Camp
    Asking questions is a science and an art. The art is found in your tone of voice, your body language, and your remarks before asking your questions. The science is found in how you construct your question.
  • Want to Get Your Way? Watch and Listen
    The ability to speak persuasively is, of course, central to making an effective argument—the ability to listen skillfully and effectively is just as important.

Books:

  • Increase Your Influence at Work, by Richard A. Luecke and Perry McIntosh
    Discover how to develop the most important attributes necessary for influence: trustworthiness, reliability, and assertiveness.
  • The Anatomy of Persuasion, by Norbert Aubuchton
    Discover the analytical thinking process to analyze, organize, and present information in a persuasive way.

Polish with:

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Webcasts:

Podcasts:

Articles:

Books:

  • Leading with Kindness, William F. Baker and Michael OMailey
    A new definition of "kindness" for business leaders who want to accomplish true organizational greatness.
  • Leading Leaders, by Jeswald Salacuse
    A unique leadership challenge: the ability to manage other leaders.