This blog post expands on my points about collaboration in my talk at the Singapore Management University in March 2014.
If leaders were skilled at collaboration, we’d see more resource sharing, innovation, better leadership, more inspiration, and the human capacity would expand. This would benefit the world – men and women alike. Often, however, women are considered better collaborators than men. Frequently we read about women’s more collaborative approach to leadership, and this is great. We should not take this observation for granted, though. I’d like to assert that what we mean by “women’s collaboration” is often confused with women’s capability to make friends, not actual collaboration.
One of the reasons for women to lean into friendship-making more than collaboration may be the short history of women in the business world as leaders. Women have gained practice in working Continue reading Three Challenging Aspects of Collaboration