The Bumpy Road To Collaboration

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About the author:
Carole Lévy is a Culture Change Partner, Senior Executive Coach, Facilitator and Founding Member at Learning as Leadership (LAL),

With over two decades of experience delivering LAL's leadership development methodology, Carole helps leaders, teams and organizations achieve their purpose and create authentic collaboration. She specializes in the non-profit and academic sectors, but counts public companies and governmental agencies among her clientele. Clients include Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, Bridgespan Group, Harvard University, NASA, EnPro Industries Company and Encore Capital Group. She has a special interest in working with women leaders from all sectors.

Carole has an enthusiasm for writing, drawing, and finding ways to illustrate self-awareness and personal mastery concepts. As Creative Director for LaL, she has created improvisational skits, presented humorous keynotes, authored blogs and illustrated two books. As co-founder of Baleine Sous Caillou, a movie production company, she co-wrote "Getaway", which won three awards and was shown in 17 film festivals.

Carole has a Master's degree in Classical Literature from the University Paris Sorbonne and studied group facilitation and conflict resolution at the University of Tours in France.

The Bumpy Road To Collaboration

Authored by Carole Levy
Edition: 1

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I wrote this narrative with a humorous flare for leaders who, like myself, passionately love collaboration yet consistently botch it up. I took an original and innovative approach with the hope that you'll be able to read it at night without falling asleep. Who knows - by morning you might even be transformed!
Using a real-life dynamic that unfolded between me and one of my colleagues - playfully illustrated with a series of full-color cartoons - I illuminate how our hot buttons are our true obstacles to collaboration. I'll explore concepts such as: being at the mercy (stuck in a box), being one's worst self when triggered, the perils of viewing the world through a narrow ego-filter; and the various defenses that block successful teaming. The topic is heavy but the approach is light and accessible!
To help you move from concepts to actions, I also provide practical steps to overcome obstacles and embrace a path of transformation: choosing to act outside of the box, embracing learning, accepting imperfections, initiating difficult conversations, engaging with a sense humor, honoring your highest goals, and, if nothing else works, having faith to ask the universe for help!
Closing the loop on my own story, I demonstrate that, even though the road is bumpy, at any moment, we can re-establish authentic, productive collaboration.

Publication Date:
0989339327 / 9780989339322
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.8" x 8.3"
Full Color with Bleed
Related Categories:
Self-Help / Personal Growth / General

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