Collaboration At Positive News For You, LLC

Collaboration.

Many hear that word and think they understand it. Here is what it means to me.

I am at that place in life where I would rather collaborate, share the “wealth” and see everyone grow and do what they are called to.

What does that mean?

That means I seek people who will stand out in their field, implement change and initiate progress in the areas we establish.

The word collaborator means a person who works jointly on an activity or project; an associate. Yes, that is what I am looking for. {{more}}

Let me tell you some of the topics and areas I seek people to work with keeping in mind, we are a “positive” news site.

  • Health
  • Giving
  • Restaurants
  • Music
  • Real Estate
  • Beer
  • School and Education
  • Art
  • Entertainment
  • Politics
  • Business
  • Tech
  • Sports
  • Travel

Each topic has a different thought process. For instance, I developed “beer news”. Right now it is daily news. But what if someone began to do reviews? Or tour information of breweries? Maybe there is more.

I am looking for people who walk in the following.

1. Team focused

While there are plenty of aspects that make a person a team player, there’s a really simple test. A team-focused individual thinks about “we” rather than “I”. He/she makes sure to keep the team focused on group goals and group success rather than individual agendas.

2. Generous

A great collaborator is willing to take the first step and pitch in, even if they won’t get the spotlight. Generosity is also an incredibly desirable leadership characteristic.

3. Curious

They’re good at asking the right questions. A great collaborator is always looking for the root of the issue. They don’t interrogate; they simply follow their natural curiosity because they want to understand.

4. Appreciative

The best collaborators express sincere appreciation for all that team members have contributed. They’re not shy about expressing this appreciation to the entire team and they give credit where credit is due.

5. Listens to understand

Great collaborators listen attentively to what is being said. But more importantly, they listen to understand. How can you tell someone is a great listener?

6. Seeks to find and answer the bigger questions

Projects are rarely just about the task in front of you. It’s important to make sure that every project contributes to a company’s high level strategy. Highly effective collaborators make sure that the team is working towards the right goals.

7. Connects the dots or creates the dots

Natural collaborators are dot-connectors and/or dot-creators. They are either deeply knowledgeable in a specific subject, or they know how different pieces work together. Collaboration is equal parts bringing the right knowledge and the right people to the same table.

8. Gives and expects trust

More than anything, highly successful teams are built on safety and trust. Great collaborators help create and maintain that trusting environment. They give their trust freely and expect to receive your trust in return.

9. Builds relationships; breaks down walls

Collaboration is all about working together. Great collaborators know someone in every department. They have a pulse on the entire company, and they usually have great external networks too. When you need help from someone outside of the team, the natural collaborator knows just whom to ask.

10. Diplomatic

The best collaborators are diplomats. They know that relationships are built on mutual respect, and that being liked is not always the most important thing. Great collaborators also know that building consensus and establishing buy-in are musts for successful projects. That’s why they’re great at managing both up and down.

What’s in it for me, you say?

I am not looking for something for nothing. I am looking for people who see what can be. This is not a job. It could lead to big things. In the beginning it may be slow.

What does that look like in terms of money?

In other endeavors, I have used a “sharing model”. If you are the “beer news” person and do it well, we will be sharing advertising and sponsorship monies. If you are the seller and promoter of your category, there is more money on the table.

Clearly, these things take a special talent and gift mix, but I think there is gold at the end of the rainbow. I am willing to invest in the future.

Let me know if you are interested.

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