ALIGN AND COLLABORATE
by Arthur P. Ong, AUGUST 2022
Dear South Colleagues,
Hi, it’s me again writing to you this time about the importance of Alignment and Collaboration. In thinking of how I’ll be able to describe and provide the right explanation, I’ve decided to list down the Top 10 quotes which I believe are the closest to what I’m trying to live by and achieve.
And in doing so, I’m hoping that you’ll find them useful, inspirational or at the very least, interesting:
When we are confused with the difference between Alignment and Collaboration….
“Alignment results from shared goals. Collaboration results from shared measures of success.” – Carly Fiorina
Easy to say but hard to do…..
“A lot of problems in the world would disappear if we talked to each other instead of talk about each other” – Anonymous
This is why both words are often connected to “Teamwork”….
When “I” is replaced by “We”. Even “illness” Becomes “Wellness” – Malcolm X
We are never too old to stop learning….
“We find comfort among those who agree with us, growth among those who don’t” – Frank A. Clark
Often an issue, is it a culture thing?….
“Politeness is the potion of collaboration” – Edwin Land
To the soon to be leaders….
“To build a strong team, you must see someone else’s strength as a complement to your weakness and not a threat to your position or authority.” – Christine Caine
“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit” – Harry Truman
Humbling but true….
“Collaboration allows us to know more than we are capable of knowing by ourselves” – Paul Solarz
Sometimes, our perspective is just from one side of the story….
“Every object looks different from different angles. Your eye level is not the only reality” – Sukant Ratnakar
Team South, let’s do this….
“If you can laugh together, you can work together” – Robert Orben
See you next time,