How to Raise the Collaborative IQ in your City

“Increasingly, our effectiveness in these roles [leading city movements] is going to be tied to our competency in our capacity to practice collaborative leadership.  This is especially the case in city-wide efforts that often involve players from multiple domains of society with diverse backgrounds, values, and agendas.”
– Reggie McNeal


BookIn this blogpost, Reggie McNeal shares eight insights on effective Kingdom Collaboration for City-reaching Network / Movement leaders.

These collaboration insights are drawn from his 2018 book “Kingdom Collaborators: Eight Signature Practices of Leaders Who Turn the World Upside Down.

Key Ideas

  • Leadership is personal, not just positional
  • Trust is the currency of collaborative teams
  • Communication is the lifeblood of collaboration
  • Mission is the key affinity for collaborative efforts
  • Accountability must be both championed and practiced
  • Expectations are clear and spelled out
  • Roadblocks to collaboration must be called out and addressed
  • Remember the 3 P’s of collaboration: patience, persistence, and perseverance

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