Catalyst 5: Respect and acknowledge your collaborators

  • Respect and defer to your collaborators’ expertise. Be prepared to hand over control on certain issues; trust the ability of others. Play off each other’s strengths and embrace the opportunity to learn.
  • Respect others’ limitations in capacity and resources; be forthcoming about your own. Be realistic about what each party is able and willing to invest.
  • Be prepared to negotiate priorities as yours may not necessarily be aligned with those of your collaborators.
  • Acknowledge the time and effort others invest in both the case and the cause. Understand that each party will be involved on different levels of intensity at different times as the case evolves.

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