An old friend from Portland days, Craig Freshley, published a book this spring for which I had the pleasure of writing the index, and IMHO it is the best I have ever seen on its subject. It’s called The Wisdom of Group Decisions: 100 Principles and Practical Tips for Collaboration, and it delivers exactly what its title promises. Having worked in collaborative situations for much of my life (all of my books but one, and each of my recordings), I found Craig’s collection echoes and adds significantly to my own experiences (positive and negative) in projects with other people.
Readers of this benevolent and highly useful book will learn how to avoid many of the pitfalls that inevitably lurk along any path trodden by teams with diverse talents and desires, and plenty of real nuts-and-bolts advice that will help collaborators achieve a common goal that is truly greater than the sum of its parts. It’s available for $19.95 for single copies (discounts on five copies or more) from Craig’s consulting company, Good Group Decisions, in Brunswick, Maine; to learn more and order copies, visit his website at http://www.GoodGroupDecisions.com.