Want to gain a bit of Collaborative Advantage?

If you’re interested in partnership work within teams, between departments, in coalitions/alliances or commercial corporate arrangements, you’re in the right place.  Here’s what’s coming up – if you would like to partner with us in creating an event, please write or call.



National Coworking Day
June 6th, all day, UK wide 

The Art of Leading together
June 10th, Manchester

Meetup for Coworking Space Providers, Manchester
June 10th

The Art of Leading Together
June 11th, Open Lecture (5:30-7:00pm) Institute for Leadership & Sustainability, Cumbria

Mike is also currently involved in supporting Collaborative Advantage initiatives with the following organisations.  Please write for more details.
Association of Sustainability Practitioners
FunkySpaces Network & European Coworking Assembly
Ubiquity University


Simon Sinek on Leadership

Liz arrived back from the World Government Summit in Dubai this month armed with a wealth of fascinating new knowledge, connections and ideas.  She spent time with John Helliwell, Jeffrey Sachs, Don Norman, Tim Kobe, Daniel Kahneman, Charles Montgomery  and Martin Seligman among others.  This simple expression from Simon Sinek though, strikes a real chord.  More on his presentation about Leadership in an infinite world anon.

“Leadership is not about being in charge,
leadership is about taking care of those in your charge”

What’s YOUR Challenge?

Joe Munroes calif phonebox 1959Got a vision you want to achieve collaboratively? Inclusive leadership is incredibly rewarding, but it’s easy to get it wrong.

People often assume there’s a straight trade-off between efficiency (or speed) and inclusivity, because it takes more time to sift through ideas, prioritise, agree actions and decide how to see them through.  It’s certainly true we all get tangled up in problem solving from time to time, and the potential for getting truly tied up in knots goes up dramatically when more than a few people are involved.

When things get more complex, they tend to get a LOT more complicated very petaminxfast. Each team member will have their own thinking preferences, and organisational culture/leadersip style will also the number of factors you’re trying to take into account – the culture layers of

it’s also the variety of thinking preferences and in every team. Things get messy, stuck or even break down completely unless there are great communication practices in place.

sixpenceeeThe key to navigating complexity start to get it’s vital to tune into the balances at work.  Simplify a problem too far and you have clarity, but it’s not very real. Factor in everything you can think of, and it’s likely to be impossibly messy.  Feels like a Catch 22.


BUT with a good process set up from the start, it works out fine.

That’s where we can help.  As well-informed facilitators, we know a lot about the way people and organisations work and learn.  We take great pleasure in helping groups find clarity & ease in working together to solve complex problems  so it becomes an exhilarating experience.

If you need to find that sweet spot, send your challenge to mike.zeidler@modoto.co.uk or call 07836 706978 – we’ll offer some initial thoughts and a quote for free.