Collaboration as a career strategy

By Steve Broe

Stay connected. The people in your world can make a difference as you seek an intentional career transition. While you should hold people in high regard as individuals, never forget that your network represents a form of interpersonal capital. The connected links between friends, colleagues and decision-makers can help you launch a business or find a better job.


Now choose an attitude. Are you going to collaborate or compete with the people that you know? The collaborator strengthens the people in his or her network, leaving a positive impression that resonates among extended connections. Collaborators can simply go farther by leveraging the talents of their network.


One attitude embraces the power of the team; the other promotes the rugged individualist.  The competitive career transitioner seeks to be a hero in the game of life. The collaborator earns less specific acclaim, yet ends up at the finish line regularly with other achievers.


Collaboration creates synergy. Synergy is a condition of enhanced productivity. The participants on a project encourage higher performance, typically be focusing on personal areas of strength. When collaborating, members notice each other’s work, pay attention to it, and appreciate the contributions.  Synergy creates a condition where all players raise their performance energy.


The competitive career strategy is one of admirable self-reliance. Many organizations, especially sales-oriented organizations, encourage competitive work. The top sales professional is a hard-working superstar, and often very competitive.


Collaborative sales work is also a success strategy. Decisions that depend on long-term sales relationships, or complex decisions, are enhanced with collaborative work practices. Teams of colleagues, all supporting the same goal, can serve a business sales’ efforts, especially if long term, sustained, performance is important.


The collaborative choice helps one keep going, even when one is not feeling up. A network of colleagues can provide the inspiration or resources to get over a hump. Collaboration creates a community, and serving the community gives a person an extra reason to meet goals. Try collaboration with people you can trust, or can learn to trust.


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A night for Tina

Tina Coppola Fundraiser


Please join us for a night to help Tina fight her battle with Cancer


Tina Coppola is fighting the fight of her life. Diagnosed with stage 4 cancer 2

years ago, Tina needs our help to combat this terrible disease that has taken

over her life. Tina, mother of two beautiful children Taylor age 14 and Jordyn age

8 continues to be an inspiration to all of us who are lucky enough to be with her.

She fights the fight everyday. She has been through every conceivable treatment.

Conventional Chemo treatments have not helped. She is now with Dr.

Raymond Chang in NYC of Meridian Medical for additional non conventional

treatments which cost $11,000. Per month. She fights the fight and with our help

will beat this disease. Help us Help Tina win the battle.


A Night for Tina


Mayfair Farms


West Orange New Jersey


September 9, 2011

@7:00 pm


Cocktail Reception

Featuring live Music by Nils Lofgren, from the E-Street Band

$150.00 per ticket


Please make checks payable to The Tina Coppola Cancer Foundation


If you can not join us for this evening please feel free to send us a donation for Tina.

We can also use gifts of merchandise for use in our Auction.

Please contact Lori Fiori at 201-230-8972 or for more information.