Monday, February 22, 2010

speaking of collaboration...

Here's another fine example, some 42+ students and a ship's crew credit collaboration and cooperation for their having survived the sinking of the tall ship they were on.

So it's clear we cooperate well when we're so young we do it instinctively or when we find ourselves in dire straits -- in other words, in situations when our survival depends on our ability to work together.

but other times, the opposite end of that spectrum, the competitive survival of the fittest, rules. It's learning to find the right tension between those two opposing forces that's the real challenge. Today I have to deal with several issues that stem from the more competitive end of the spectrum, and it's my job to figure out how to maintain balance in the face of that ...

Monday, monday. La da da, la da da!

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