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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 System Overload

    1. Blaming People Only Works for So Long

    2. The Three Systemic Patterns

    3. The Telltale Signs

    4. Strategy in the Organizational System

    5. Naming the Systemic Issues Lets Us Fix Them

  2. "Being" Collaborators

    1. Chapter 2 Each of Us

      1. When Individuals Step Up Their Game, the Overall Game Gets Better
      2. Perspective Change
      3. Beyond the Title
      4. Each of Us: Co-Creator
      5. Five Practices for Busting Out
      6. Sitting Forward, Going Forward
    2. Chapter 3 As We Lead

      1. Enabling Organizational Velocity
      2. The End of the Era of the Chief of Answers
      3. The Goal Is Repeated Wins
      4. Transitioning to the Un-Hero
      5. The Seven Responsibilities
      6. Be a Collaborative Leader
  3. The QuEST Process for Collaborative Strategy

    1. Chapter 4 Phase I: Question

      1. Know What We Need to Ask and Answer
      2. How It All Works
      3. Sequences of the Question Phase
      4. The Goal: Getting Shared Understanding
    2. Chapter 5 Phase II: Envision

      1. Create Options That Matter and Know Why They Matter
      2. How to Do It
      3. Envision Roles and Responsibilities
      4. The Goal: Achieving Viable Options That People Believe In
    3. Chapter 6 Phase III: Select

      1. Killing Off Bad Ideas So Good Ideas Can Thrive
      2. Selecting "The One"
      3. MurderBoarding: What Is It?
      4. Steps to MurderBoarding
      5. Select Roles and Responsibilities
      6. Sequences of Select
      7. The Goal: Selecting a Winning Strategy
      8. Moving On
    4. Chapter 7 Phase IV: Take

      1. Eliminate Gaps by Owning Outcome
      2. The Goal: Taking Ownership
      3. Wrapping Up
  4. Foundations to Successful Collaborative Organizations

    1. Chapter 8 Collaborating to Win

      1. What Makes It Work Inside the Corporation Context
    2. Epilogue: It's What We Make of It

    3. Acknowledgments

    4. Appendix Tools

      1. Tips for Interviewing
      2. Building a Findings Framework
      3. Speaking Truth with Clarity and Power
      4. Tips for Criteria Development
      5. Generating Options
      6. Burning the Boat
    5. Appendix Resources

      1. Strategy
      2. Collaboration Trends and Tools
      3. Leadership
      4. Tough Conversations
      5. Creativity
      6. Facilitation
      7. Decision Making
      8. Change Management
      9. Listening
    6. Notes

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