I was fortunate enough to have spent this morning with some of the South’s most driven social entrepreneurs. The topic of every conversation was very much about taking collaboration to the next level. We have of course collaborated many times in lots of different ways, but what does real progress look like? With the dangers of the UK heading towards the 50% unemployment levels of young people seen in Spain as mentioned by Prof Niall Ferguson in the Reith Lectures, what can we do to change the game?
Co-creation was on the breakfast menu today. Less about paddling your own canoe through the rapids and more about finding some folk you want to build a dam with. How many metaphors can I fit in this post? And more importantly what has this to do with Mr Tickle? We could make something up about his long arms being able to gather in lots of collaborators, but no. It’s just an acronym for collaboration folks: TICKLE.
Trust: The success of anything is built on trust. How can you build trust with the people you want to work with?
Inspiration: How can you work with people who inspire you and how can you inspire others?
Creativity: I’ve just had the pleasure of working with Alan Donegan on developing innovation and creativity. We are in need of creative solutions now more than ever. How creative are you?
Kigyoushin: Well I had to get it in somewhere. Where is your enterprising spirit and how can you add it to your creation? The best ideas are wasted if they aren’t sustainable.
Leadership: One of our topics this morning was the lack of real leadership in tackling our toughest challenges. When will you be ready to step up to plate? What leadership do you need in your camp and what do you need to do to get it?
Energy: Have you got bouncebackability? How will you react when things don’t go your way? Are you crackling with energy? What do you need to do to crackle with energy?