Ask for Help – Trust – Collaboration

Man offering another a hand

Guest Author: Mike Ulwelling, excerpted from his blog Mike Ulwelling is an accomplished Senior Executive, Advisor, and Board Member with more than 16 years of success across the consumer goods, consumer services, and information technology industries. His broad areas of expertise include leadership, sales generation, business development, go-to-market strategy development, business process improvement & methodologies, and product development. Several years ago, I was asked a simple question, “What advice would you give to other entrepreneurs?” My answer was relatively straightforward:  Ask for help. Since that time, I have come to understand how often people and organizations ignore those simple words.  … Read More

When Collaboration Kills Productivity

Read any article or book on decision making, employee engagement, or company culture, and you’ll hear all of the reasons why collaboration is the key to making better decisions and keeping your team members happy. Everyone feels involved, blind spots can be minimized, and mistakes can be caught early thanks to the additional brainpower a team brings to the table. But collaboration can come at a cost. While collaboration can help bring diverse ideas and perspectives to any project, it can also slow down momentum significantly. The more people you involve, the longer it takes to consider everyone’s ideas and … Read More