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The Power of Collaboration

Powerful Insights from Silicon Valley to Successfully Grow Groups, Strengthen Alliances, and Boost Team Potential

Thea Singer Spitzer


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To succeed these days your organization must create amazing results.

Your employees and teams may be quite capable of handling their specific areas of focus, but unless you get them to work together, your products, services, and profits will suffer. While progress has been made, maximizing collaboration is still a challenge for many companies. They need a new approach.

Over the last quarter century, California's Silicon Valley has become synonymous with building complex, successful businesses. Companies and leaders there have succeeded because they did more than apply existing business models--they created a new model for collaboration.

Dr. Thea Singer Spitzer has combined her longstanding expertise on this subject with innovative thinking, research, and focused interviews with Silicon Valley leaders to create a practical framework for the next epoch of collaboration. The Power of Collaboration shows how any company, anywhere, can adapt to achieve its goals. This cutting-edge title features:

  • Narratives about collaboration from top leaders in Silicon Valley.
  • A sensible, straightforward collaboration framework.
  • Positive, realistic hints for adapting that framework to your organization.

    With The Power of Collaboration as your guide, those amazing results will be surprisingly easy to achieve.

  • Praise For The Power of Collaboration: Powerful Insights from Silicon Valley to Successfully Grow Groups, Strengthen Alliances, and Boost Team Potential

    "The Power of Collaboration is a clear, interesting-to-read, and definitive guide for anyone who contemplates enhancing collaboration among multiple individuals. Capitalizing on lessons from Silicon Valley and her own expertise, Dr. Spitzer provides the reader with a convincing, practical, and promising framework for organizational collaboration. The author's lucid writing style, coupled with practical tips and examples, make reading this book an enjoyable and insightful experience." --Jehoshua Eliashberg, Sebastian S. Kresge Professor of Marketing, Operations, Information, and Decisions, The Wharton School
    — Reviews

    "There are a lot of misconceptions on how to effectively collaborate, especially at the pace of change we live in today. In The Power of Collaboration, Thea articulates specific tactics that can drive tangible improvements in how teams work together to get better results. The real-life examples from many companies reinforce the points." --Jim DuBois, Microsoft, CIO
    — Reviews

    "What's great about this book are the practical tools that Dr. Spitzer has given us to improve the quality of collaboration in our company." --Bob Rapp, Global Vice President, IBM, Cloud + Cognitive Division
    — Reviews

    Career Press, 9781632651235, 224pp.

    Publication Date: December 27, 2017

    About the Author

    Thea Singer Spitzer, founder of Critical Change LLC, has been a consultant, strategic advisor, and coach to top executives and leaders for nearly 30 years, including 16 years at Microsoft. She has received accolades and awards for her work with a broad array of industries including software, telecommunications, financial services, manufacturing, health care, utilities, and retail. Singer Spitzer earned her PhD in organizational systems from Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center and her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan. She resides and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. To learn more about her, please visit