If you're a regular listener to this show or have read my book, Lingo, you're well aware of the importance I place on the energy of words in marketing and the impact of the words we say to ourselves. In today's discussion with Dr. Heidi Gardner, we're talking about one word that, in my belief, has the potential to reshape the landscape of business — collaboration. Heidi and I dive deep into the intricacies of collaboration, exploring everything from the science of loneliness among entrepreneurs to the nuanced dynamics of trust when working on a team. Get ready for a mind-expanding conversation on how embracing diverse perspectives and adapting to collaboration styles can supercharge your business and well-being.
Heidi K. Gardner, PhD, is the acclaimed author of the best-selling books Smarter Collaboration: A New Approach to Breaking Down Barriers and Transforming Work and Smart Collaboration: How Professionals and Their Firms Succeed by Breaking Down Silos. Currently serving as the faculty chair and instructor for multiple executive education programs at Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School, Dr. Gardner, a Distinguished Fellow, draws on her vast expertise. Recognized by Thinkers50 as a Next Generation Business Guru, Dr. Gardner is a globally sought-after advisor, keynote speaker, and facilitator for organizations spanning various industries. Her impactful work with Gardner & Co. focuses on enhancing performance through smarter, agile, cross-silo collaboration, yielding tangible and measurable improvements. With over 100 authored or co-authored publications, including books, chapters, case studies, and articles, Dr. Gardner's research has earned accolades, including the Academy of Management's prize for Outstanding Practical Implications for Management. Her influence extends beyond academia to major media outlets worldwide, and her commitment to advancing collaboration is reflected in the tech-based solutions offered by her team at Smart Collaboration International.
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Heidi Gardner, thank you so much for being here!
Remember, you might be in business FOR yourself but you are not in business BY yourself.
Be your best self. Be proud and keep changing the world.
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