“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”
– Henry Ford

Collaboration refines ideas, builds momentum, and creates accountability. Whether you’re working on a leadership team, an entrepreneurial project, or some other world-changing vision, community has the power to turn those ideas into action. More importantly, it’s what we are called to do. However, growing in community is difficult if one doesn’t know what that looks like on a practical level. Today on Catalyst, they linked to a video of Charles Lee, a pastor and founding member of Just One, speaking on the basics of collaboration. The 9-minute video is worth watching, but in a nutshell, Lee challenges us to intentionally schedule collaborative time, and be prepared to listen.  It shouldn’t be an exclusive group of your closest friends, and it doesn’t have to be in a stuffy board room or white-walled conference room. Step out of your comfort zone to invite people from your industry or church. Meet together at a coffee shop or museum, and let the ideas flow!

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