Thinking about how we think about collaboration

  1. Helping people to understand what they mean when they use the term ‘system’ and to consider their relationship with that system. Specifically, the importance of people seeing themselves as active participants in that system as opposed to subjects of it. Activists, not commentators.
  2. Getting to grips with the very different ways in which people conceptualise — and therefore approach — collaboration. From the personal (and often selfish) to the societal motivations for working together.
  3. Helping people understand their relationship with the three layers of leadership in any system or place. These are: the structural, which is necessary but not sufficient; the emotional, which determines our real level of engagement, and; the conceptual, to which we are often blind but which often traps us in ways of working that we know are ineffective.

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I work to make places better for the people who live in them. Collaboration and leadership is how this happens. I write about these things.

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David Relph

I work to make places better for the people who live in them. Collaboration and leadership is how this happens. I write about these things.

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