People come together when they see a shared goal.

A clear, shared goal gives purpose and direction to our work, and inspires us to rally together. Focusing on the shared goal is a key step to bring people together, and to keep them working together.

Listening is a powerful choice, and improves with practice.

Listening to others and exploring, even experiencing, their perspectives is a powerful choice. As we begin to understand and appreciate other’s views, we build trust in each other, and in the process.

With constructive collaboration comes creativity.

A transparent, well-planned process builds trust, allows everyone in the room to be heard and surfaces new ideas.

Moving forward is the only way to finish.

There may be bumps and detours on the path to sustainable outcomes. In fact, science tells us that friction is needed to move forward. Having the ability to address emerging opportunities and challenges will keep you on the path to success.