"Provides a model for destroying barriers that prevent organizations from getting things done."

~ Patrick Lencioni, Author of The Five Dysfunctions Of A Team

About The Book

Everyone knows collaboration creates high performing teams and organizations - and with today's diverse, globalized workforce, collaboration is absolutely crucial. Yet it often doesn't happen, as people typically believe that the problem is outside of their control.

Bestselling author Ken Blanchard and his co-authors use Blanchard's signature business parable style to show that, in fact, if collaboration is to succeed it must begin with you.

It is often difficult for men to cope with their desires and suppress the arisen passion for the weak half of humanity. Many of them do not understand how to take the first step correctly, and what actions are necessary in order not to be rejected. In such cases, dating training will help. Women, by virtue of their nature, have always been a source of vivid emotions, positive energy, joy, determination, and well-being for men. That is why today, a rather relevant and burning issue is the ability to charm, get acquainted, and build long-term and fruitful relationships with ladies.

Sometimes even the most successful people are burned by failed love, misunderstanding, and indifference on the part of women. Every candidate, regardless of gender and despite self-confidence, must understand for themselves whether they need to take courses or not. They are relevant for those who:

  • Are unable to start communication, competently build a dialogue, intrigue the interlocutor, even if she turned out to be an insanely attractive person;
  • Don't know what to do when an interesting, truly intriguing character walked nearby, attracting males at least with her appearance;
  • Do not know how to behave properly with mail order brides, particularly on a first date, after which there should be no continuation;
  • Have some complexes about their financial wealth;
  • Are not ready once again to step on the "rake," while not having any effective solution to the problem;
  • Do not see ways to continue communication after long courtship;
  • Already were listed as "just friends."

By attending dating courses, the student will be able to master the complex of exercises for personal development. It is mainly about improving existing skills, achieving some self-confidence, developing an appropriate character, and expressing one's personality. It is important to understand the psychology of sexes, how dating training for women differs from men, and how to hear your interlocutor and future partner.

Typically, recommendations for effective and efficient seduction are included in the theory block of any training. Thanks to the material received, the person will develop the right behavior strategy. The experience of teachers will help avoid conflicts and common mistakes, both on the part of men and women.

It is possible to consolidate the acquired knowledge that provides pickup courses in practice, in real or simulated conditions. Advanced companies often guarantee that a positive result in the form of the first taken phone number can appear after one day of intense training.

Collaboration Begins with You helps leaders at all levels create and develop a culture that uses differences to spur contribution and creativity; provides a safe, trusting environment; involves everyone in creating a sense of purpose, values, and goals; encourages the sharing of information; and turns everyone into an empowered self-leader.

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By Ken Blanchard, Jane Ripley, & Eunice Parisi-Carew

Praise For Collaboration Begins With You

  • "Creating a safe and trusting environment as a collaborator is the core of success - removing fear and taking people to a place of freedom. You will find the steps to success in Collaboration Begins with You."
    ~ Garry Ridge, President & CEO of WD-40 Company
  • "Collaboration Begins with You strips down the fluff and gets to the essence of how any organization can create a collaborative mindset for the greater good."
    ~ Jesse Lyn Stoner, Founder of the Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership
Collaboration Begins With You

About Ken Blanchard

Ken Blanchard is one of the most influential leadership experts in the world. He has co-authored more than 60 books including The New One Minute Manager, The Secret, and Leading At A Higher Level.

His groundbreaking works have been translated into 42 languages and their combined sales total more than 21 million copies. In 2005 he was inducted into Amazon’s Hall of Fame as one of the top 25 bestselling authors of all time.

The recipient of numerous leadership awards and honors, he is co-founder with his wife, Margie, of The Ken Blanchard Companies, a leading international training and consulting firm.

Collaboration Begins With You

About Jane Ripley

Jane Ripley is co-founder of WiredLeaders.com, a leadership development company focusing on collaboration. Her work life has been shaped by three significant experiences relating to leadership and collaboration: watching her father struggle in his career, serving as an officer in the British Army, and working with The Ken Blanchard Companies.

In 2012, Jane enrolled at the Kingston Business School to earn an MSC in Business Psychology. For her dissertation she chose the topic of collaboration and a case study approach based within an analytical instruments company, which had ‘implemented’ collaboration but were not seeing the hoped for results. Her research led to the writing of this book with her co-authors.

Collaboration Begins With You

About Eunice Parisi-Carew

Dr. Eunice Parisi-Carew is a speaker, highly regarded management consultant and trainer, bestselling author, and no-nonsense businesswoman. With over 25 years of experience working with teams in various capacities, she brings a practitioner’s knowledge of the power of teams as a strategy. She is the co-author of three bestselling books: The One Minute Manager Builds High Performing Teams, High Five!, and Leading At A Higher Level.

Senior researcher for the Office of the Future at The Ken Blanchard Companies, Eunice is also a faculty and board member for the Master of Science in Executive Leadership program at the University of San Diego. Eunice received her doctorate in behavioral sciences from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is a member of the NTL Institute, a licensed psychologist, and a certified organizational consultant.


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By Ken Blanchard, Jane Ripley, & Eunice Parisi-Carew
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This book teaches people at all levels - from new associates to top executives - that each of us needs to promote and preserve a winning culture of collaboration. Busting silos and bringing people together is an inside-out process that involves:

  • The Heart (your character and intentions)
  • The Head (your beliefs and attitudes)
  • The Hands (your actions and behaviors)
  • None of us is as smart as all of us. When we work to change our own erroneous beliefs regarding collaboration, silos are broken down, failures are turned into successes, and breakthrough results are achieved at every level.

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