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42 Rules for Successful Collaboration (2nd Edition)

What’s it about?

In “42 Rules for Successful Collaboration (2nd Edition)” (also available in our management bundle) you will learn that whether you are a 5-person team or a 50,000 person company, some of the same rules for successful collaboration apply. The more you share what you know the more it is worth; understanding a person’s local context is more critical to successful collaboration than any technology you may use. Based on years of research, and encyclopedic knowledge of collaborative technologies, and a realization that collaboration is hard to do successfully, the author provides a holistic view on collaboration and through a variety of contributions from his social networks, others have contributed their best rules for collaboration based on their experience. The holistic approach (people, process, and technology) is the organizing principle for the book and each rule can be found in the appropriate section. Managers, CEOs, Venture Capitalists, or anyone that has to work with other people at a distance every day can get great benefit from this book.

Readers of this management book by author David Coleman will walk away with a much better idea of how to be successful in their interactions with others via the computer. It will help people who are on teams separated geographically, as well as managers and executives. The book is filled with high-tech nuggets of wisdom for programmers and IT professionals, but it also has practical rules that apply to anyone who works with others…which is most of us.

What they’re saying.

“Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to read the latest book by David Coleman – ’42 Rules for Successful Collaboration (2nd Edition)’. As the founder and director of Collaborative Strategies, David has been involved in the collaboration world since 1989. He’s a leading analyst, author and public speaker who has consulted with many of the top vendors in the collaboration industry. His blog is a great source for insightful information on current trends. I first met David myself at an Enterprise 2.0 conference back in 2007 and since then he’s provided us with much valuable advice on our own business development. This is David’s fourth book dealing with collaboration, though his other books have tended to have more of an academic flavor. What I found so effective about this book was the simplicity of the format with which the ideas were presented. Each rule was concisely presented in a page or two. You can read through the book in about an hour or two and take away many valuable insights to help your business. I also liked the way that the book itself was developed as a collaborative undertaking, with over 3/4 of the rules being contributed by people from various fields who relate the collaboration issues they’ve addressed first hand in their organizations. This gives the book a diverse and very practical perspective.” Stuart Feldman, Cozimo Blog

What’s in the book.

Here’s a small sample of the actionable content in this book:

Rule 2 Understand your team members local context
Rule 3 The difference between collaboration and gossip
Rule 4 The rules of engagement – Agreements and communication

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42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role (2nd Edition)

What’s it about?

“42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role (2nd Edition)” (also available in our leadership bundle) describes practical and effective actions for you to make a strong start at your new VP, Director, or Manager job. Drawing from more than 50 interviews with respected leaders and the author’s 20 years as a strategy consultant and executive coach, these rules form the manual they forgot to hand you when you got that promotion or offer letter.

Topics in this leadership book include how to gain cooperation from your team, read the business culture at your new level, tee up smart “quick wins”, show others how to work with you, assess the business risks in your new role, make the most of your strengths without overdoing it, work around your weaknesses, use team screw-ups to your advantage, redesign your undoable job, and stay focused on your plan when everyone wants you to fight fires and solve the problems on their desks.

Let this book remind you what you did right before, help you avoid common missteps that cause leaders to stumble, and give you new strategies for acing those critical first months. Adjust what you find here to serve team needs, market condition, cultural context, your goals and your personal leadership style. Buy this book when you’re making a step up, moving to a new organization, or for your friends as they move up. This book is also an ideal reference for executive coaches, HR business partners, management trainers, executive assistants, and others who help new leaders to be successful.

Author Pam Fox Rollin coaches leaders to succeed at the next level. She specializes in helping functional leaders, especially marketing executives, who are stepping up to more strategic roles.

What’s they’re saying.

“I wish I had this book early in my career! By now, I’ve seen hundreds of people start leadership roles—from senior executives to customer-facing team leads—some starting brilliantly, some struggling unnecessarily. This book points you to the actions that make all the difference in those critical early months.” Peter Aceto, CEO, ING DIRECT, Canada

“Pam was a key partner in transforming my team from a sales support organization to one providing strategic marketing leadership. With her warm and direct style, Pam assisted me in tackling the challenges of being new to the company, new to the industry, and new to leadership level. With my reports (many of whom were also new), Pam developed their leadership skills, strategic thinking, and implementation planning. The wisdom in this slim, yet impactful, book provides new leaders a road map to success.” Gail Piccirilli, former VP Marketing, Blue Shield of California

“Pam gives us that rare gem of a book—the perfect blend of proven tactics solidly grounded in the latest research. 42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role offers smart, busy leaders the proven mindsets and practical to-do’s to make their strongest start as they rise in the leadership ranks. She also provides great tips on leading change across your organization. Refer back to the book often, and take every chance to hear Pam speak about leadership.” Sharon L. Richmond, Director, Change Leadership Center of Excellence, Cisco Systems

What’s in the book.

Rule 7 Map What Matters to People with Power
Rule 17 Pick Smart Quick Wins
Rule 24 Make Your Own Metrics

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