The Art of Collaboration, by Jo Ann Romero

The Art of Collaboration is the result of Jo Ann Romero’s 20 years of experience designing and facilitating collaborative efforts for organizations and individuals across the United States. It addresses how to quickly establish rapport, build credibility, find common ground and create trust with others. Romero describes in detail how to “listen to discover others” to create and environment for discovery of intention and need. This no-nonsense guide offers practical tools for exploration of issues; do’s and don’ts for building mutually beneficial partnerships; checklists and diagnostic tools for anticipating, assessing, and resolving conflict and a complete set of methods for organizing and implementing collaborative efforts of any kind. If you’re ready to achieve positive action and lasting synergy when working with others, this book provides practical tips, lessons, and models needed to initiate, develop, and sustain the key alliances critical to your professional and personal success.