This morning, at Year of Reading, Mary Lee posted the thinking behind her Common Uncommon Month of Poetry. In that post, she shared her four rules for collaboration:
- Share ideas
- Create with joy
- Work together
- Don't destroy
"ABC's of Collaboration"
Avail yourself of every opportunity
Because you never know when
Coming together could lead to creation.
Delight in differences
Engage in each other’s possibilities
Feel free to make mistakes.Give up the need to be right and
Humble yourself to others’
Intelligence and imagination.
Just be ready for surprises.
Know that there will be conflict
Laugh a lot.
Make miracles together
Never quit listening asking sharing believing
Open your eyes and your heart
Plan a little, play more.
Quiet the inner doubter
Resist the need to be right
Stay open to surprises
Take time to laugh.
Up the ante.
View the world through new eyes
Wonder at what might be possible
Excite yourself about others’ ideasYou never know when your
zeal might reap rewards.