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Resource List: Collaborates

In all aspects of leadership, expanding knowledge and mindset is key. That’s why – to compliment the experiential learning you’ll get on our programmes - we have compiled choice selections of our favourite leadership skills resources from elsewhere.
These include important contributions from prominent thought leaders – people and ideas we think everyone should be talking about.
This list covers how a leader Collaborates.

Combining autonomy with alignment at Spotify. Choose from this article or a video.

Amy Edmondson video on a computer screen

Teaming. How Organizations Learn, Innovate, and Compete in the Knowledge Economy. By Amy Edmundson: TED talk;  Brief explanation; HBR* article.

5 Dysfunctions of a Team. Explore these in a video overview or watch a longer talk.

The Ideal Team Player book cover

The ideal team player. How to recognise and cultivate the three essential virtues. Read the book or watch this TED talk.

Team of teams. New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World by General Stanley McChrystal. Learn about these via this interview or through this conference talk.

Rebel Ideas: the power of diverse thinking, by Matthew Syed. Here is a brief overview of the book. Or listen to Matthew giving this short talk.

Super teams. Superteams: The Secrets of Stellar Performance from Seven Legendary Teams, by Khoi Tu – covered in this Video.

Gillian Tett video on a computer screen

The Silo Effect. Why every organization needs to disrupt itself to survive. Hear Gillian Tett in either a shorter talk or a more in depth talk.

Getting to yes. Negotiating an agreement without giving in. By Roger Fisher and William Ury, who give a brief overview of the ideas. There is also a video of a talk here.

Creativity Inc.: Overcoming the unseen forces that stand in the way of true Inspiration. This is the story of Pixar’s culture of collaboration and innovation, by Ed Catmull: interview.

For more recommended resources to enhance leadership capability, click on a tag at the top of this page, or browse the whole library of Insights for Leaders.

*Here at MF we love HBR! If you have trouble accessing an article that may be because you’ve read another free one from them recently. You may wish to take out a subscription or try viewing it in a private web browser window whilst making a note to subscribe properly as soon as you or your organisation can. We highly recommend it.

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