This is a special blog post featuring my interview on the Business Innovation Podcast hosted by Michael Martino and Vince Mirabelli. This episode is about how to collaborate more effectively. I wanted to share it with you because I think this topic is so important.
The Business Innovation Podcast is a long-form conversation with guests exploring innovative ways to improve and expand your business - with lots of laughs and entertainment along the way.
In this episode, I share some stories and insights about my approach to workplace collaboration as a musician and how this way of thinking can be beneficial to you and your organization. Listen to the 30-minute interview here.
THINK LIKE A MUSICIAN IN A GREAT ORCHESTRA
3:55 - Collaborating like musicians
4:30 - The best way to connect is to know what is happening around you
6:00 - Great teams always want to be better
7:30 – Developing a culture of “one”
EVERYBODY PLAYS TOGETHER
8:35 – Yes, some people are scared
9:45 – Collaboration is an attitude
10:45 - You need to get past “We Will Rock You”
11:00 - Things get more interesting when individual differences are mixed together
RESPECTFUL NEGOTIATION IS THE KEY
11:10 - It only works if everyone knows what the other is doing
12:00 - The trick is integrating with others
12:27 - We are all each others’ customers
14:02 – When I unleash them
15:30 – When it’s rockin', everyone can tell
16:20 – Collaboration is not the same as a hockey arena chant
17:25 – Would you like to play with the rest of the orchestra?
DON’T GIVE UP YOUR DAY JOB
21:00 – Bankers rock
22:00 - Some companies always invest in their people
25:00 – The collaboration mindset is useful for every company.