What are the mental model shifts and other “intangible” (yet important) factors that can support the long-term health and sustainability of a collaborative? Jen, Robert, and Tracy discuss four mindset shifts that can help build stronger partnerships as well as go over some pitfalls to avoid when doing collaborative work.

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Episode Notes

This episode continues the theme of “Getting Started” in collective impact by focusing on some underlying factors including building relationships and shifting mindsets that can support the long-term success of a collaborative effort.

Episode Contents

1:44: Before diving into these key factors for success, how did we come up with these factors in the first place?

3:44: Four mental model shifts that can be helpful to support a collaborative’s work and long-term sustainability.

17:00: Other “intangible” factors that can support a collaborative’s success, including building a culture of learning, including learning from failure, and supporting a broader understanding of leadership.

22:00: Pitfalls to avoid that can challenge a collaborative’s growth and ability to reach their goal.

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