This week I hoped to see messages of bridge-building trump those of divisiveness. Fearing otherwise, I had threatened to pack my bags if the election fell the other way.
But one of my mentors always told me that “success is the best revenge.” So rather than run away, I woke up today more motivated than ever to promote collaboration and all the positive benefits associated with a strategy of inclusion.
Helping to make thousands of people more successful by working across traditional dividing lines is my personal way of repudiating the idea that walls are a good solution for overcoming differences. My research proves the opposite: people are indeed stronger, more successful, and more resilient when they collaborate. For some of the evidence, see prior posts, this article, or this webinar. I encourage you to reach out today to strengthen a connection or start to build a team to collectively tackle a tough issue.
Collaboration – in a positive spirit, let’s move forward together.