The Collaboration Economy: View leadership as a privilege, not a right

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Collaboration Leadership Tip

View leadership as a privilege, not a right
As a senior executive, you have earned access to a stage from which you can catalyze great and lasting change. This stage is a privilege; inspirational leaders live by this viewpoint daily. John Replogle, CEO of consumer goods company Seventh Generation, echoes this perspective: “I approach my role as CEO as one of privilege, responsibility and stewardship,” he says.

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Mar 4: SAP Event: The Future of Business 
I will present a vision of the future of business for sap during my keynote at the sap Conversations in Vail event on March 4. For more information, click here.

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Collaboration Economy Stories

Collaboration becomes an accelerator
This article, an excerpt of GreenBiz’s 2014 State of Green Business report, supports the Collaboration Economy viewpoint that companies working together with the public and civil sectors can and will lead to far greater progress than any one entity working on its own. Read more

Pre-competitive collaboration could be key to solving water risks in Kenya 
This article, via The Guardian, illustrates why and how Diageo convened a task force including competitors, local and international governments to address water risk in Nairobi. Read more

Cross-Sector Collaboration on Supplier Sustainability
This post, authored by Intel and published via BSR, calls for greater collaboration across sectors to enable suppliers to achieve sustainability.
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Latest from Eric

Cover Story of AMA MWorld Winter Edition 
I share pragmatic and proven thoughts on taking your collaborations to the next level of success. Read more

The False Balance of Competition and Collaboration
In the latest edition of MISC magazine, I describe why competition and collaboration are not as strange a pair of bedfellows as some might think. Read more

Honored by Trust Across America and SAP
I was named one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business by Trust Across America for the third straight year. SAP named me a Top 40 Influencer of the Networked and Collaborative Economy.

Video: How Trust Drives Sustainability and Economic Development
In this 12 minute video I demonstrate why and how trust is the glue that ties together the separate but inseparable global pursuits of sustainability and economic development. Click here to watch the video.

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