The ability to instill trust is a hallmark of successful global leaders. Cultural differences and perceptions of trust can make this difficult. This article shows how new trust-building behaviors can be developed when collaborating in cross- cultural situations…
Networks of networks have huge potential. Transformation or system shifting requires networks to be involved in networks of networks that are working at different levels. This allows for innovation, knowledge and resource sharing etc….
In these two articles on building trust and avoiding cultural pitfalls, KnowledgeWorkx explores how terms like reliability, openness, respect, and honesty — that we normally use to talk about building trust on a team — can mean different things to team members from different cultures….
In this article on “Network Myths”, Alex Derr discusses the “network myths” that continue to stick around, despite the best evidence to the contrary. Here is a summary of five Network Myths you may have heard before, along with what the science really says…
Networks must answer this question first! “What kind of collaboration will move you and your partners to your shared goal?” As long as both partners agree to the purpose and pattern of their collaboration, then the other questions are much easier to ask—and answer in context…
Inevitably, a growing network will realize that accomplishing its objectives requires funds. This article shares lessons we’ve learned helping networks manage these shared funds….
Pastor Daryl Crouch shares how his beliefs about collaboration changed from indifference to seeing gospel collaboration as an essential practice. He highlights four ways that collaboration can extend the gospel into our communities….
In his speech at GoForth 2018, Bishop Efraim Tendero, the secretary general and chief executive of World Evangelical Alliance, gave three reasons why partnerships and prayer are necessary to accomplish the job God has set out for believers….
This article explores the “Fishers of Men” Bible story found in Luke 5:1-7. It highlights the vital role partnerships play in effective ministry and suggests lessons we can apply. The hope is that you will be inspired to seek out both new partners and strengthen existing partnerships so that your ministries will be effective….
Author, Curtis Ogden, speaks to some of the shared values and principles that help networks amplify their impact or influence through what are called “Network Effects”. These are small actions and attitudes that collectively have a “multiplier effect”. In this article, discusses eight principles of network thinking and action that when practiced can result in effective, growing and vibrant networks. ..