Find and explore difference positively
Our goal is to create something new that is shared by everyone in the group. To do this, we have to talk about our differences and explore them as the key to success.
Deep Collaboration will bring up differences in agendas, approaches, culture and power. As more difference surfaces, we often look to those with power or authority to maintain order, or attack them for not suppressing or ending conflict.
The practice and skill of exploring differences requires us to listen for different views, bring them to the surface, and stay in relationship as we talk through them, even if they bring strong emotions with them.
Once again, our shared purpose and values will bring us through these situations and turn conflict and difference into tools and keys for creating the new shared leadership we are here for.