Do you play well with others? Many of us have not received formal training in collaboration, which can lead to frustration and decreased productivity. Dr. Deb Mashek joins Kevin to discuss the journey from simply collaborating to collaborating in a great way. By developing our collaboration skills, we can experience increased productivity, improved outcomes, and more fulfilling work.

Key Points

  • Deb shares the factors that determine a successful collaboration, emphasizing the importance of setting clear expectations. 
  • She provides her own Mashek Matrix to help guide us in our collaborative efforts.

Meet Deb

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  • Name: Dr. Deb Mashek
  • Her Story: Dr. Deb Mashek, Ph.D., is the author of Collabor(h)ate: How to build incredible collaborative relationships at work (even if you’d rather work alone). Named one of the Top 35 Women in Higher Education by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, she has been featured in various media outlets. Deb is the founder of Myco Consulting LLC, where she applies relationship science to help people collaborate better and to help business leaders navigate the relationship headwinds that tank timelines, bottom lines, and well-being.
  • Worth Mentioning: Previously a Full Professor of Social Psychology at Harvey Mudd College, Deb served as the college’s Associate Dean for Faculty Development and the founding Director of Claremont College’s Office of Consortial Academic Collaboration. She served as the inaugural Executive Director of Heterodox Academy, a national nonprofit advancing constructive disagreement on college campuses. A member of the Association for Collaborative Leadership and the International Coaching Federation, Deb has been an invited speaker on collaboration and viewpoint diversity at leading organizations, including the United Nations and the American Psychological Association.

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